Shuttering ply, also known as film-faced plywood, is a type of plywood that is commonly used in the construction industry as a material for creating formwork or molds for poured concrete structures. The term “shuttering” refers to the process of creating temporary molds or formwork to contain the poured concrete until it sets and hardens.
Shuttering ply is typically made from high-quality hardwood veneers, which are bonded together with a waterproof resin adhesive and covered with a thin layer of phenolic film on both sides. This film helps to protect the plywood from moisture and wear during repeated use, and also helps to create a smooth, even surface on the finished concrete structure.
Shuttering ply is available in a range of sizes and thicknesses, and is designed to be strong, durable, and able to withstand the stresses and pressures of the concrete pouring process. It is often used in the construction of concrete walls, floors, columns, and other structures, and is known for its ability to produce high-quality, smooth finishes on the finished concrete surface.