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What Are The Different Grades Of Plywood | Everything About MDF, Film Faced Shutter Ply, BWP

Plywood is an engineered wood sheet made up of fine layers strands of wood veneers attached together by placing wood grains 90 degrees to one another. It has become a very popular product due to its low moisture content, high strength, and durability. It is of multi-purpose use. In most cases, Plywood is used for outdoor purposes.

The use of Plywood products has several benefits:

  • It offers improved dimensional stability.
  • Expansion and shrinkage are greatly reduced.
Mostly commercial plywood comes in two grades viz., 18 mm plywood and 12 mm plywood.

Here are the different types of Plywood products:

Film Faced Shuttering Plywood

Film Faces Shuttering Plywood is used in concrete pouring in slabs, beams and columns. The tough and smooth surface gives the concrete a mirror-like consistent finish. It holds so many advantages:

  • High impact resistant.
  • Warp resistant.
  • Dimensional stability.
  • Termite and borer resistant.
  • Non Adherent to Cement

Marine Plywood

It is high-quality hardwood plywood made up of waterproof glue. It is lightweight, strong, and virtually free of defects. It is a popular choice for building boats and boat parts. As it receives a strong protective finish, used as a smart option for durable outdoor furniture projects in coastal areas.

BWP Grade Plywood

BWP stands for boiling waterproof grade plywood. Not only it adds a touch of luxury to your dream home, but also the epitome of class and elegance.
Premium features of BWP Grade Plywood:

  • The plywood boards are manufactured with Strength and Shape Retention.
  • The plywood is manufactured with a uniform thickness, to ensure maximum strength.


Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is made by crushing hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres. It is stronger and denser than particle board.
The advantages include:

  • High dimensional stability.
  • High durability and strength.
  • Paint can be applied in a uniform manner.

Veneered Plywood

Veneered plywood panels that are mostly used on doors, panels for cabinets, parquet floors and different parts of furniture are manufactured by placing veneered plywood panels that are as thin as 1/40 of an inch and glued together. It keeps the veneer stronger longer and less prone to splitting and cracking.

Flexible Plywood

Flexible Plywood or Flexi Ply is an extremely flexible form of plywood. The plywood can be forced to form curves and bends. This form of plywood is the perfect choice for a range of practical applications that require bends and curves.

Pre Laminated Plywood

Pre Laminated Plywood is manufactured by thin sheets of wood veneer or substrates that are used to make the laminate panel. It is resistant to impacts of the differing weather conditions. It is used in the interiors, exteriors, furniture making and various other applications.

Advance Plywood is one of the leading manufacturers of aesthetically beautiful plywood products in India.

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