Plywood is a composite material composed of thin layers of wood that are glued together, typically with an odd number of layers. Plywood is manufactured from various wood species, most commonly birch, alder, pine, and occasionally beech or exotic woods. The inner layers of plywood are often made from a different, less expensive wood species than the outer layers.
Softwood Plywood: With face veneers made from pine or spruce veneer. The inner layers can be composed of softwood veneers, hardwood veneers, or a combination of both, symmetrically aligned with respect to the middle layer. Applications: construction, interior finishing, furniture manufacturing, packaging industry, shipbuilding, and the production of wooden goods.
Hardwood Plywood: With face veneers made from birch, alder, or beech veneer. The inner layers can be composed of hardwood or softwood veneers, or a combination of both. Applications: construction, furniture manufacturing, packaging industry, shipbuilding, and the production of wooden goods.
Water-Resistant Plywood: Depending on the type of adhesive used in production, plywood is categorized as either dry-resistant or water-resistant. Water resistance pertains to the adhesive and not the entire plywood, which, as a wooden product, is not inherently waterproof.
Plywood can be veneered with any veneers available in the market.