Film-faced plywood is one of the main types of plywood from Vietnam. Fomex Group is the leading film-faced plywood in South-East Asia. There are 19 steps to finish 1 film-faced panel in Fomex Group’s factories which the quality has been accepted around the world.
Fomex Group we have an abundant source of Forest Plantation in the North of Vietnam and Nghe An Province, which is all the Legal Forest Plantation.
The Forest Plantation after 5-7 years we can harvest Woods, then transport them to the Veneer Factory.
The Wood Log will be peeled bark by a specialized machine for the next step.
The Wood Log after debarking will be peeled into a thin veneer, thickness 1.7 - 2.0mm. And the Moisture Content of the veneer after being peeled is high.
The Veneer shall be dry by sunshine or Drying machine, the moisture content of dried veneer is under 20%.
In Vietnam, due to the tropical climate, in the rain season the source of veneer is very shortage, thus drying the veneer might be compulsory made by the Veneer Drier that force the veneer to be dried in consistant moisture content.
The veneer will be classified into 3 grades: A, B and C. The veneer grade A and B will be collected to produce film-faced plywood. Some of the high-quality film-faced plywood, full veneer of grade A shall be used.
The Veneer will be spread the glue by the Glue Roller, that makes the veneer has spread the glue on 1 or 2 sides.
The veneer will be layered in a long conveyor belt, that builds the structure of the plywood sheet.
The veneer structure will be cut to an approviate length.
There will be 3 pressing times: 2 hot-press and 1 cold-press. Cold pressing will help to temporarily shape the panels.
Workers will use expertise techniques to fix veneer overlap in the surface that makes the outside veneer is fit and the smooth surface after the next step.
Panels will be hot-pressed for the first time by a hot-press machine to heat the glue and bond the veneer layers together.
Workers will fill in the defects on the surface such as cracks or knots with specialized wood filler.
In order to make the plywood’s surface smooth, Fomex Group’s factory always sands both sides of the panel by the sanding machine, sanding on 2 times.
The panels will be cut to the standard size as per customer request, the popular size of film-faced plywood will be 1220x2440mm, 610x2440mm, 1250x2500mm.
The film faced after printing the logo, it will be put into both sides of the panels for the next step.
This second hot press will take less time than the first because this step is to stick the film into the panel.
The plywood when it is done production will be collected by the worker and meanwhile, it will be inspected by the Quality Control department one by one. Assure the shipment for all customers will have a qualified and consistency in quality.
The quality control department will follow and supervise the shipment till it is loaded into the container.
Film-faced plywood sheets are packed into a bundle as per Fomex Group’s packaging standard for each market.
The above is the 19 steps of film-faced plywood production in Fomex Group Factory to bring the client around the world the right quality of Vietnam Film faced plywood.