Plywood – the ‘original engineered wood product’

Plywood is used for a wide range of structural, interior and exterior applications – from house construction and internal panelling through to concrete formwork.

Benefits include its overall strength and stability, as well as its ability to resist cracking, shrinkage, splitting, and twisting or warping. Manufactured from thin sheets of cross-laminated veneer and bonded under heat and pressure with strong adhesives, modern plywood has become one of the most widely used building products since it was first introduced in 1850.

APA member mills manufacture plywood in a wide variety of appearance grades from smooth, natural surfaces suitable for finish work and underlayment to more economical grades for wall sheathing and subfloors. With more than a dozen common thicknesses and over 20 different grades, it’s easy to specify the right panel for the job.

APA’s Global Technical Support Desk

Engineered wood experts are available to answer your questions about the specification and application of APA products. Ask a question online or call APA on 001 253 620 7400.