Filed Under (13.Plywood) by Mason Pan on January-30-2010

One of my blog visitors told me that he wanted to know the Number of Plies of plywood of difference thickness . This is a common question. Hereby, I list the Number of Layers for plywood of each thickness .

Thickness
(mm)
No. of Plies of Commercial Plywood
2~3.2 3
3.6 3 or 5
4 5
5.2~6.5 5 or 7
9 7 or 9
12 9 or 11
15 11 or 13
18 13 or 15
21 15 or 17
24 17 or 19
27 19 or 21

The laws of No. of Plies:
1. If the thickness of plywood increase 3mm, the No. of Plies will increase 2 plies;

2. The plywood made of more plies is stronger than the plywood of same thickness but made of less plies. For example, 18mm plywood of 15 plies is stronger than 18mm plywood of 13 plies.
3. The plywood made of more plies is more expensive than the plywood of same thickness but made of less plies. For example, 6.5mm plywood of 7 plies is more expensive than 6.5mm plywood of 5 plies. Because if No. of Plies is more, more glue will be used and the labor costs will rise accordingly .

If the plywoods’ thickness are the same , usually plywood of more plies are of premium quality .

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Comments:
Jac****** on July 28th, 2010 at 7:42 am #

Thanks for a brief introduction of thickeneses.Very helpful

Cop****** on October 17th, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

Good article. Just wanted to point out if you use the standard system is layer is exactly 1/8″. So it’s easy to tell if you have a 5/8ths piece if there are five layers.

Just wanted to add that :)

MR.Te****** on November 30th, 2010 at 5:24 am #

I Want To Know How Much The Price Of Plywood 1.8mm,2.7mm,7.5mm,11.5mm
Thanks ~Please Reply ~

Sri****** on February 24th, 2011 at 8:07 am #

Hi, I am a importer of high quality water proof plywoods and film faced plywoods from china. I need 6mm, 12mm, 16mm, 18mm, 19mm water proof plywoods. Monthly about 5 containers and film faced plywood 34 kilos about 2 containers. Please offer your fob and prices per sheet for size 2440 x 1220 . Your early reply will be highly appreciated. If you have a msn, please add me .

kem****** on May 5th, 2011 at 6:35 am #

Dear Sir/Madame,

We are a group of companies established in 1975, involved in marketing a number of products in Turkey. We have been importing some wooden and construction materials. We are one of the oldest and used to be the second biggest importer from Thailand. We have started to import goods from U.S.A., Canada, Thailand, China, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and Yugoslavia after 1980’s.

We have an inquiry for Plywood which is based on hardwood and tropical tree.

Please see below the requirements:
42MM THICKNESS, 1220MM. X 2440MM. (WITHOUT FILM)
Core: Pine, Birch, Poplar or Hardwood (combi+poplar)
F/B: okoume or tropical hardwood or core species
Plies: more than 17
Glue: Phenolic glue, E1, WBP
Product usage: furniture and door frames

If you can provide this, could you please give us your best F.O.B. price

We are waiting your response. We also want to know your suggestions of plywood that we will be using in indoor for the furniture usage. Any suggestions, please feel free to do so. Thanks.

sum****** on May 29th, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

Requirement
Commercial Plywood-MR- 12mm 1220/2440- 10000 Nos.
Please send us the quote as soon as possible also with the time frame of delivery after the approval of the quote from our side. Please also enclose with the mode of payment structure for the required.
We look ahead for a long and lasting relation.

Mason Pan on August 12th, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

The thickness of core veneers are about 1.65mm

Mason Pan on August 12th, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

Turkey is anti-dumping Chinese plywood now . So you will pay high tax if you import Chinese plywood.

KA****** on May 28th, 2012 at 2:35 am #

MASON PAN
1250X2500X18MM,BROWN FILM FACED PLYWOOD, WBP GLUE, 11 PLIES, CIF ISTANBUL OR MERSIN USD27.95/PC TO TURKEY FROM KAOHSIUNG-TAIWAN. IMPORT TAX IS 75 FROM US.

KA****** on May 28th, 2012 at 2:43 am #

1250X2500X18MM, TURKEY IMPORT TX IS 7% FROM US.

KA****** on May 28th, 2012 at 2:44 am #

1250X2500X18MM, OR OTHER SIZE IS TO ASKED TO PRODUCE IT.

KA****** on July 31st, 2012 at 2:55 am #

LIKE TO OFFER YOU OUR TAIWAN BLACK FILM PLYWOOD. 18MMX1250X2500, 11 PLIERS, WBP GLUE,, 120G/M2, NICE QUALITY, FILM WITH TAIWAN TEXT, FOB KAOHSIUNG-TAIWAN USD23.18/SHEET, DOCUMENTS: B/L, INVOICE, PACKING LIST AND TAIWAN CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN. TURKEY CUSTOMS-IMPORT TAX IS 7% WITH OUR TAIWAN ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE. WE CAN PRODUCE YOUR REQUESTED PRODUCTS TOO. 972 SHEETS/40′HQ. QUANTITY : 4 OF 40′HQ EACH SHIPMENT.

b.se****** on November 21st, 2012 at 5:45 am #

wanted Plywoods

KA****** on March 19th, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

we have 1944 pcs of 18mmx1250x2500- black film plywood, nice products-a class to sell, fob kaohsiung usd17,89/pc
kadowco@ms17.hinet.net
ka dow company
august yu

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