Flexible Plywood

Flexible Plywood - 'Bendy Plywood':

Flexible Plywood: 'Bendy Plywood' or 'Flexiply'

This flexible plywood panel is commonly called 'bendy plywood' or 'flexiply', and is used extensively in furniture and shopfitting, wherever curves are desirable, thus demanding a panel that is extremely flexible. Plywood with this flexible characteristic is manufactured from specially treated veneers, usually with a thinner central core veneer and two thicker 'tenderized' outer veneers. The special construction of particular species of veneers gives an unusually large degree of flexibility and offers a most cost-effective way of producing rounded columns and other curved structures of very small radius in rounded or S-shaped structures without water or the need for heat-forming.

Bendy plywood is more convenient and much lower in cost than premade wooden forms, as this flexible plywood will hold its shape once it is glued, laminated or veneered. This ability offers significant time savings, as curves & circular designs can be produced using flexible plywood without the need for a structural skeleton or special support.

Available in both long grain ('column wrap') and cross grain ('barrel wrap') orientation, a wide range of finished thicknesses can be created by bonding more than one sheet of bendy plywood together. As it does not require any special equipment or prior experience, the use of flexible plywood in any curved project helps reduces the cost in labour and material to a minimum.

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Thin Birch Plywood - 'Aircraft Plywood':

Flexible Plywood: Thin Birch 'Aircraft Plywood'

Also sometimes commonly known as 'aircraft plywood', this thin birch plywood can be supplied with a standard glueline or a special clear 'flexfilm' compound that offers much more flexibility, to accomodate designs that mean you will be bending plywood to an extremely small radius. Because this 'flexfilm' glueline is transparent, it allows light to pass right through it unhindered, whereas the standard black glueline tends to add a dark grey tinge to the colour of the face veneers - this is more obvious with the thinner panels.

This product is regularly used in the manufacture of aircraft, boats, toys, furniture, lighting & business cards, and is held in stock in certain combinations for immediate delivery.

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FSC / PEFC Certification:

Winwood Products is a supplier of FSC certified flexible plywood or PEFC certified flexible plywood.

These certification systems allow you to purchase wood-based products safe in the knowledge that they have been sensibly and sustainably managed all along the supply path from when the tree was cut down from the forest, right to the point they arrive with you.

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