Wood working09.01.2012

New KoskiPly Economy – the birch plywood for multiples uses

KoskiPly Economy is available in thicknesses from 3 mm upward.

KoskiPly Economy is available in thicknesses from 3 mm upward.

Koskisen has launched a new birch plywood product suitable for many end uses. The high-strength KoskiPly Economy is a perfect choice for applications which do not require all of the technical characteristics of KoskiPly Birch, such as toys, souvenirs, music instruments, gift products and board games, to name a few.

Koskisen’s Panel Products Industry’s Product Manager Riikka Kirvesniemi says that the development of the new hybrid plywood product stemmed from customers’ wishes. What makes the panel hybrid is its structure, consisting of thin face veneers with middle veneers a notch thicker sandwiched between them. All of the veneers are joint-free.

- Our objective is to introduce to the market a mid-priced thin plywood product intended for ‘less demanding’ end uses as Koskiply, which, however, outperforms existing conventional thinner  plywood boards. We wish to provide our clients with different options and seek to tap into totally new customer segments and end uses for the new product, explains Kirvesniemi.

The dimensions, grades and gluing of the plywood boards can be customised according to customer specifications, just like in KoskiPly Birch. KoskiPly Economy is available in thicknesses from 3 mm upward.

KoskiPly Economy was developed on the basis of KoskiPly, which is referred to as aircraft plywood. It is a robust, but middle-priced board which can be used for a wide variety of less technical applications. KoskiPly Economy is already available through distributors, with delivery times ranging from two to four weeks depending on order size, as with normal thin veneer plywood products.