Is plywood recycled wood?

Plywood type

These wooden pallets are ideal for shipping light to medium weight products. Plywood is slightly more resistant to moisture than presswood, and is also more resistant to insect infestation than regular wood. However, plywood can easily degrade over time if not maintained in proper situations.

As the need for sustainable practices grows worldwide, people are constantly looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact that some products bring with them. Wood pallets shine in this category because they can be easily recycled or transformed into something completely new and functional.

The equipment and methods used by material handling companies are constantly improving as technology advances and new methods are adopted. But despite this, the pallet is still the best option for stacking, storing, protecting and transporting materials during the handling of equipment such as forklifts or conveyors.

Oak plywood

Plywood, also known as laminated veneer lumber, plywood, plywood, plywood or plywood, is a board made of thin reinforced wood veneers glued transversely one on top of the other with synthetic resins by means of strong pressure and heat. This technique significantly improves the dimensional stability of the board, giving it the appearance of solid wood.

Pine and spruce boards are usually made for industrial and construction use. We can also find veneered boards with decorative woods such as red oak, birch, maple, loan (Philippine mahogany), mahogany, among other hardwoods.

There is the “aviation plywood”, very resistant and light, made of mahogany or birch, used to manufacture airplanes. One of the airplanes created with this material was the famous British “de Havilland Mosquito” bomber used during World War II.

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Thus, the reuse of wood reduces the felling of trees, which play a very important role on Earth thanks to their ability to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. In addition, they also form an indispensable part of natural ecosystems, allowing the life of hundreds of thousands of different species.

The resulting product can be used to make paper, to make compost or soil for livestock, to generate energy through incineration… But, above all, it is used to make chipboard, which are panels made of chips or particles glued together with synthetic resin.

In fact, the use of natural and recycled materials is one of the trends that is dominating 2021, with the Eco-Friendly style at the forefront along with decorative trends such as Wabi-Sabi and Japandi, which are also committed to the use of natural and almost untreated raw materials.

The shapes of this Nordic style circular low table, made with recycled wood structure and plywood top with beveled edge and finished in black powder paint, are trendy: we have seen them in some of the most top restaurants of the moment. Why not choose it also for home?

Timber plywood

In Argentina, the species planted are pine (54%), eucalyptus (32%), poplar and willow (11%) and others (3%). The areas with the highest density of implanted forests are: Misiones and Corrientes (pine and eucalyptus), Paraná Delta (poplar and willow) and northern Andean Patagonia (pine).

Approximately 95% of the wood consumed in Argentina comes from planted forests, corresponding to 7 million tons per year. Once the wood is extracted from the forests, it is taken to the corresponding industry. Fifty percent is used for pulp production for the paper industry (see paper), 27% for the sawmill industry and 22% for the panel industry. Wood from native forests is mainly used for furniture, flooring, and roofing.

The sawmilling and panel industry begins in the sawmills where a first transformation is carried out: roughly speaking, the bark is extracted, cut and dried. This first transformation is generally carried out near planted forests to reduce transportation costs. These sawmills produce lumber, boards and other wood products with little added value. There are approximately 2,300 sawmills in Argentina.