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By cutting the solid wood into thin slices and adhering them together we are capable of making a strong, flexible, and cost-effective product. By cutting the plies thin you create a new level of flexibility and by crossing the grain you increase strength. A properly balanced and constructed piece of plywood can be stronger than its solid wood counterpart.
A large amount of product performance is determined by the strength of the glue bonds inside the construction itself. Both the ANSI/HPVA HP-1 and EF standards cover glue bond requirements as well as test methods to help ensure your glue bonds are where they need to be. To learn more about our standards, please visit our online store. To learn more about structural testing, please visit our General Testing Section.