Engineered Veneer (EV) Plywood Quality CHeckinglist
Currently ,more and more buyers including domestic and foreign buyers are buying more and more high quality EV plywood ,such as Eastern Europe, Scandinavian Countries, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Jordan, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Qatar, Northern Cyprus, India,USA ,UK ,Mexico ,south and central america markets.
So ,how to inspect the EV plywood ?
Some key points can show you the general quality of the EV plywood .
1.THe EV face veneer thickness ,and thickness tolerance
2.The EV grade ,means manufacturing defects ,natrual characteristics ,color variation ,wood grain tight or loose .
3.wood grain pattern or wood grain types ,real color or fake color …
4.EV also called resconstitued veneer ,Engineered veneer plywood,Artificial veneer plywood is also called as Engineered veneer plywood ,if know the manufacturing process of EV veneer ,then can know more quality details of ev ,TRY to make sure the EV has not delamianted or bubbles .
For veneer of natural strains (organic veneer OV) only the best wood stems are used. During the production process the wood is steamed which gives the veneer a specific colour. After cutting the wood is dried and bundled in veneer-books of 24 or 32 sheets. The veneer books are in shape of a stem again. Wood is a unique living material. Growth characteristics such as knots, brushes, mirror, moiré and also colour and structural differences accentuate the natural product. Veneer is also made from rotary cut veneer in which the sheets are made gluing them together and then cut again. This reconstructed veneer, also called engineered veneer (EV) is available as an imitation of natural OV veneer and in fantasy decors. At EV veneer the growth characteristics are hardly present.
Veneer quality – choice depending on application
There is no standard quality for veneer. Veneer should technically okay. Taste, however, remains a personal experience. Lambri uses clear definitions relating to the quality of OV veneer:
- A + quality stands for the best part of the stem, uniform in colour and uniform in wood structure. Growth characteristics barely visible. Application: custom panels for walls.
- A quality means great attention to colour and structure. Growth characteristics partially visible. Application: Custom Panel ceilings/furniture and plates for wall panelling.
- AB quality is the economic application where differences in colour and structure are visible on the plate. Growth characteristics are visible. Application: sawing panels and smaller furniture parts.