F17 formply is structural formwork plywood used in Australia. The term is exclusively used in Australia and New Zealand. Other countries use different terms such film faced plywood, marineplex, marine plywood and plyform.
F17 Stress Grade
F17 is a stress grade of the structural plywood. If plywood is called F17 grade, it has to pass certain tests according to AS 6669 or AS/NZS 2269 standard. Both standards are structural. What structural mean? It means the plywood can bear heavy loads and can last long time in the building structure. Even though formwork plywood is a temporary structure, the Australian building industry still requires formply to be structural. Non-structural plywood is shipped to Australia too but they can not be used in governmental projects.
Besides F17, there are other stress grade such as F14, F11, F22, F27, F8, etc. They are graded based upon the bending strength of the ply panels.
Formply For Formwork
The F17 formply is a major wood material used by formwork companies. It provides support to the concrete. It is ideal for general formwork such as decks, pre-cast, and tilt-up panel construction.
F17 Formply Tested by JAS-ANZ
Good formwork plywood needs to pass a certification scheme to prove itself. Available schemes are Benchmark and Certmark. Both of them are authorized organization by JAS-ANZ, which is a joint certification organization in Australia and New Zealand.
F17 Formply Manufacturers
We are a phenolic bond plywood manufacturer in China. Our company has developed F17 formply as a new product. Currently looking for exclusive distributors in NSW, Victoria, Southern Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, and New Zealand.
F17 formply features A-bond adhesive and phenolic coated film overlay.