Flexible plywood panel is commonly called ‘bendy plywood’ or ‘flexiply’. Flexi ply is composed of layers of thin plies. It is the first choice for all applications which require bends and curves.
It is flexible, user-friendly, and does not need any specialized tool. Especially useful for covering rounded pillars, beams and construction of designer front-desks, racks in retail showrooms, reception areas etc. it is self-supporting and does not require structural skeletons or special supports.
It is the one ply that can be moulded and bent into any shape without it clipping, cracking, peeling or staining.
- Allows cold forming to small radius, does not require heat forming or water treatment
- Self-supporting : Eliminates need for structural skeletons or special supports
- Rounded structures, complex multi radii shapes and non-linear design models can be easily made
- Less expensive than pre-made wood forms
- It is known by several alternative names in different countries. Here are a few examples of that.
- Bendy ply
- Hatters ply
- Bender wood
- Wiggle board
- Flexi ply
- Useful for making curved surfaces in furniture and for interior decoration (e.g. for enclosing a circular building column with plywood).
- Is usually made from hardwood, so the quality of wood is good.
- Lower in weight compared to the regular types of plywood. Hence easier to transport and install.
- Maintains its new shape (curve) once it has been glued in place, or veneered or laminated, or when more than one flexi ply sheets are glued together.
- Much simpler to use than traditional plywood, for creating curves and bends.
- Available in long grain and cross grain.
- Can be easily bent by hand.
- Available in a wide range of flexibility which is measured in curve diameter or radius. (the bend radius can be as low as 25 mm).
- To be stored in a shaded place on a hard flat surface in straight position.
- Never to be stored in rolled conditions.
- If stored for a long time then mild chemical treatment is required before ultimate use.