The ILL-Effect of Face Veneer on Plywood Is Significant

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The use of any or cheapest face veneer is slowly erasing the quality difference perception. This will lead to recon face plywood or decorative melamine base paper. Which if happens, the Plywood as a product or brand, will further loose its brand value and become more closer to a commodity. Hence, its an alert for Plywood and Face Veneer producers both, to use and produce standard thickness of face to avoid ill - affect of volatile face veneer market as well as genuine quality plywood.

Face Veneer is an important part of plywood manufacturing. Putting face on ply is not just color but also directly related to mechanical and physical properties hence there was recommended thickness need to be in 0.5 mm to 0.8 mm for making standard quality plywood. Using face of genuine thickness certainly helps to hide the impression of resin on surface of plywood that creates smooth surfaces and better looks. Secondly, it pastes along with cross section of Core Veneer, hence it improves the mechanical properties of plywood which is related to the durability of finished products.

Apart from mechanical requirements, BIS also says, the face thickness should be 0.5 mm plus, if you are making IS standard products. But, with the evolution of plywood industry in India, the industry has started compromising in thicknesses of face veneers because the prices of face veneer are going high everyday. Hence, majorly industry has started using face for just putting a layer and thicknesses have lowered to 0.25 mm or below.

Face veneer producers keep offering different grades of face for bridging price gap. Besides, all odds, industry kept relying on Gurjan or red kind of face veneer to feed the psychological need of customers till 2017, but when the red colored Okume face veneer entered into market at half priced of Gurjan, a major plywood manufacturing segment shifted to Okume. Post okume rise market is flooded with a dozen varieties, species and grades of face veneer. Now the face veneer quality and supplies are so erratic that industries / consumers are ready to accept any kind of face for plywood. One one side face is irrelevant in todays times but on other side face is what build image of a brand or factory.

The use of any or cheapest face veneer is slowly erasing the quality difference perception. This will lead to recon face plywood or decorative melamine base paper. Which if happens, the Plywood as a product or brand, will further loose its brand value and become more closer to a commodity. Hence, its an alert for Plywood and Face Veneer producers both, to use and produce standard thickness of face to avoid ill - affect of volatile face veneer market as well as genuine quality plywood.

This June 2019 issue is very much important for those industry and trade people, who missed Interzum and Ligna International fair held in Germany in May. The Ply Reporter has brought to you some significant facts and snippets about these shows. Research based news on MDF, Transport and Industrial grade plywood, Face Veneer, situation after NGT Query on new wood based industries licenses in UP, financial achievement and announcements of organized plywood and decorative panels companies etc are worth read. Knowledge based reports on Fire Incidents and GST are also useful for every person related to the industry. Successful completion of India Interior Retailing (IIR) at Ahmedabad and Bangalore along with many happenings in industry and trade are also reported in detail which our readers must enquire about.

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