Outside the UK
Metsä Wood Form 220
NOE-Schaltechnik has used birch plywood from Metsä Wood in its concrete formwork systems for decades. The German formwork expert is very happy with the quality-price ratios the strong birch plywood panels provide. Metsä Wood's birch plywood products deliver the industrial durability needed in concrete formwork systems. NOE-Schaltechnik incorporates Metsä Wood Form 220 in two formwork systems; the NOEtop and NOEalu L systems.
NOEtop is a heavy formwork system, which is used to construct large concrete walls for buildings in both small and big construction sites. In the formwork system, large Metsä Wood Form 220 panels are integrated with strong steel structures. NOEtop provides one of the largest panels on the market, 14.05 m² in area. These XXL panels ensure that over 14 m2 of concrete can be poured and erected in a single operation. Fast construction saves both time and costs on site.
The large XXL panels have been of benefit to many customers of NOE-Schaltechnik including Tiefbau GmbH, who were responsible for creating the concrete structure of a residential complex with 69 housing units, a basement garage and shops in Munich in less than 20 weeks.
"The Metsä Wood Form 220 panels come with a phenolic film overlay, which gives the concrete elements a smooth surface. The special logo on the film highlights the brand," says Dietmar Kieß, General Manager and Head of the Technical Department at NOE-Schaltechnik.
The durable logo film on one side of the panels also withstands abrasion and is moisture resistant.