Banova Plywood : High-Quality Light Plywood From Arnold Laver
BANOVA PLYWOOD
Banova Plywood

Banova Plywood

BANOVA®: A high-quality lightweight plywood produced from FSC® certified balsa timber BANOVA® is a high-quality, ultra-lightweight panel based on balsa wood veneer for structural components, fittings, furniture and display. BANOVA® offers minimal weight with high stability therefore acting as a much better alternative to mdf. Our range includes BANOVA® PLUS and BANOVA® SUPERFLEX .

BANOVA is a product from 3A Composites GmbH.

BANOVA® PLUS: Lightweight and high-performance plywood

  • BANOVA® PLUS is the world’s lightest plywood with a balsa core and a high-grade surface 
  • The panel is faced with lightweight hardwood, which provides thin but more resistant high-end surfaces: it is therefore easy to process and brings high-value to the manufacturing chain as well as in the final application

Product Specification

  • BANOVA® PLUS is offered as a Mixed FSC certified timber product
  • Panel size: 1220 x 2440 mm or 1220 x 3050 mm
  • Thicknesses: 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 25 / 30 / 40 / 50 mm

  • Features & Benefits

    • 50 - 70% lighter than standard wooden boards (particleboard, MDF, Poplar / Birch Plywood)
    • Easy to work with – you can fix screws in BANOVA® without predrilling
    • High scratch and impact resistance • Consistent and smooth sanding quality • BANOVA® products are approved by the CARB (California Air Board) for their low emission value
    • High-end surface for lamination with foil, CPL, wallpaper, direct varnishing or painting
    • High form stability thanks to the layup and the use of a cold curing polyurethane based adhesive
    • Seamless full veneer surfaces
    • Manufactured without the use of formaldehyde in the production process resulting in the emission level of BANOVA® equating to that of natural grown wood

    Typical applications

    • Lightweight and mobile furniture
    • Interior fittings • Dimensionally stable and robust doors and sliding walls
    • Counters and furniture units
    • Decorative front panels, walls and ceilings
    • Sales and display units (POS / POP)
    • Mobile display walls

    BANOVA SUPERFLEX: The world’s most flexible lightweight plywood

    • BANOVA® SUPERFLEX is an extremely lightweight and highly flexible bending plywood which has a tight radius whilst retaining its maximum strength

    • The combination of a textile core middle layer with the lightly flexible wood veneers provides minimal restoring forces and enables the bonding of stable form components: achieving a radius of 40mm with a high-surface quality

    Product Specification:

    • BANOVA® SUPERFLEX is a 100% FSC certified timber product
    • Panel size: 1220 x 2440 mm or 1220 x 3050 mm
    • Thicknesses: 8 / 10 mm Features & Benefits
    • 40% lighter than standard bending plywood
    • Versatile applications and processing possibilities due to high flexibility
    • Simple material processing and handling - no need for special tools or equipment
    • Excellent finish on both external surfaces when formed in to a ‘S’ shape
    • Bonding in a membrane press results in outstanding surface quality
    • Excellent surface finish due to continuous and seamless core material
    • BANOVA® SUPERFLEX does not show the spring back effect when released from the force of forming tools, unlike standard bending plywood which show a 10 - 15% spring back
    • BANOVA® products are approved by the CARB (California Air Board) for their low emission value
    • Manufactured without the use of formaldehyde in the production process resulting in the emission level of BANOVA® equating to that of natural grown wood

    Typical applications

    • Interior fit-out
    • Motor vehicle, caravan, yacht and ship interiors
    • Exhibition, construction and shop fittings
    • Ultra-lightweight stacking furniture / furniture design
    • Curved elements for ceilings