Austral Bendy

Bond A-Bond
Emissions E0
Thicknesses 5, 7mm
Dimensions 2440 x 1220, 1220 x 2440mm

Flexible to your needs

Austral Plywoods offer 2 choices of bendy ply, reducing your labour and materials costs. Depending on your finishing requirements, select from plain or hoop pine faced bendy ply. The minimum recommended bending radii is 100mm for both 5mm Hoop faced bendy and 7mm for Plain Bendy.

Plain Bendy

Available in 2440 x 1220mm or 1220 x 2440mm in 7mm. Recommended for applications where the plywood is to be covered, or where a high class paint finish is not required.

Hoop Pine Faced Bendy

Hoop Pine presents a tight grain that will not open when formed into a curved shape. This characteristic reduces labour and material costs by eliminating the need for a thin plywood or veneer lamination to conceal open grain. This species provides an excellent surface for painting or staining.

Hoop Pine faced bendy plywood is available in 2440 x 1220mm or 1220 x 2440mm in 5mm only. Depending on your requirements, select the flexibility in the 1220mm (short grain) or the 2440mm (long grain) direction. Bendy plywood utilises an "A" or "C" bond phenolic glue system, providing a durable bond in the tightest radius.

Bendy plywood simplifies previous painstaking methods of creating a variety of curved forms, also eliminating the need for prefabricated pieces. It is stable, light and easy to handle.

Important:  The veneer used in the manufacture of this product is an untreated lyctid susceptible hardwood.

Important - Before using oil based coatings & stains, ensure that they are compatible with Hoop Pine plywood.  Although we do recommend water based finishes, stains from Livos Australia have been tested and approved by Austral Plywoods as being suitable for use with Hoop Pine plywood.  Other oil based coatings are not recommended on plywood where the finished job will be subject to close scrutiny. Other oil based coatings tend to penetrate the face veneer of the plywood and strongly highlight the natural figure in the timber, darkening it considerably. In many applications this may not be desirable. Other oil based stains also tend to swell the grain of the surface veneer, again potentially disfiguring the plywood.

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