Metsä Wood is a Smooth Operator

Metsä Wood is a Smooth Operator

Visitors to the UK Concrete Show, running 27th – 28th February at the NEC in Birmingham, can tap into the speed, efficiency and precision finish showcased by leading formwork plywood panels provider, Metsä Wood. Stand D02 will play host to Metsä Wood’s new generation of plywood formworking panels at the show.

Embracing the build methods associated with offsite fabrication, Metsä Wood can offer a comprehensive range of cost-effective plywood panels to meet the formworking contractor’s speed, efficiency, precision and durability demands. The need to eradicate time-consuming, post-pour machining to ensure a smooth concrete surface that is free from cracks and defects has driven the development of Metsä Wood’s range.

“Contractors are often faced with the specification of fair-faced concrete for high end architectural projects. In this context an easily achievable precision finish can help protect margins by saving time onsite,” explains Product Manager, Eddy Nichol from Metsä Wood.

Endura Pro from Metsä Wood is a sustainable birch plywood panel with a thermoplastic surface. This treatment means that panels not only deliver a very smooth finish with no rippling and no need for post-pour remedial work, but they are also very durable and can be cleaned down and reused up to 300 times.

With a thermoplastic overlay to sustainable spruce and birch plywood panels, the endurance, strength and smoothness of each panel surface helps achieve a high level finish, without the associated cost of plastic panelling. Endura panels offer the same highquality finish and have been tested for use up to 200 times. Meanwhile Metsä Wood’s spruce plywood FastForm panels are available in standard sizes as well as handy half panel sizes.

Unlike other formworking alternatives, Metsä Wood’s range provides very short pay back periods for contractors. Unlike plastic panelling the three panel products have a relatively low cost, yet with multiple usage and consistently high level offinish, they deliver savings very quickly.

The full range is environmentally sound, produced from fully renewable and premium qualityNordic birch and spruce plywood.

For more information about Metsä Wood’s Endura, Endura Pro and FastForm visit or call 0800004444.

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