is a very popular material for construction and furniture manufacturing.
It is lightweight, quite smooth to handle,
comes in convenient sizes and the user can
cut it exactly into the required dimensions. It is a pliable material and
hence nails and screws can be freely employed.
principal disadvantages of plywood have been its lack of resistance to
heat, sunlight, termite, borer, etc. Nevertheless,
of late, the manufacturers have taken measures to amend these obstacles.
The consequence is that, nowadays, some brands of plywood are available
in the market without any of these disadvantages. Though this material
is more expensive than the common plywood, people do not complain paying
a little more for the sake of a superior product.
the alternative products in the market like particleboard, blockboard,
etc., are not that much user friendly. For example, people find it troublesome
to apply nails and screws on them. However, the manufacturers of these
products have already taken steps to eliminate the drawbacks. They assert
that as people become more acquainted with the products they will find
it comfortable to handle them.
the end user can choose from a generous variety of products. Whether the
alternative products will replace plywood or not, the competition is heating
up and the consumer certainly stands to gain a lot in the future.