Plywood is graded best to worst for its front face and best to worst for its back. Please contact us if you want to know about our grading rules for our products.

Plywood is a very easy material to stain because of its efficient construction. Because of how affordable the plywood is, it can also be ideal for all types of practice projects. Staining plywood will require special gel stains, though preconditioning the wood will allow you to use just about any other wood stain. The right care will allow the wood to have a single uniform color as desired.

The way in which plywood is recycled largely depends on the type used. Untreated, unstained, and unpainted plywoods are often converted into woodwaste. Solid pieces of plywood may be repurposed by end-users to establish a distressed aesthetic in the desired variety of furniture.

Reconstituted wood panel products are essentially articles of wood. Hence, they need to be protected against infestation by the following wood destroying organisms :

  • Fungi, are microscopic organisms which attack wood used in damp situations. Of these, one variety causes harmless discolouration in the sapwood. The second variety destroys wood by decomposition.
  • Wood Borer, there are several varieties of wood boring beetles; but those which attack articles of wood in India belong to the family “Lyctus borers” which cause the well known “Powder discharge”. These are very small insects. They attack only the sapwood portion in any article, as they draw their nourishment from the stored food in the sapwood.
  • Termites, termites usually attack articles which are fixed to the building elements like wall paneling, ceilings, wall units etc. They usually settle down around neglected areas inside the buildings. The infestation and destruction caused by termites are usually massive. They attack wood from below the surface leaving a sound, deceptive outer skin.

    Subterranean termites are insects which operate from underground colonies. From here they move out in large armies in search of wood and other cellulosic materials. Telltale signs of their presence are the earthen tubes or runways built over the surfaces of walls, columns, beams etc. of buildings. They attack and destroy all types of wood products and even household item like books and clothing. Termites are so persistent that no wood based product can be made truly termite proof.

    In order to protect wood based articles from termites, a comprehensive treatment plan is required. First the building as a whole needs to be protected from termite infestation by suitable chemical treatments, preferably at the time of construction or thereafter. Secondly, plywood and similar materials used in the building interior systems must be effectively treated with preservative chemicals.

Warping, delamination, termites.

Yes, Ingestion of formaldehyde can be fatal, and long-term exposure to low levels in the air or on the skin can cause asthma-like respiratory problems and skin irritation such as dermatitis and itching. Concentrations of 100 ppm are immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH).

Formaldehyde is a chemical compound. It’s a colorless, pungent gas and common volatile organic compound (VOC). Formaldehyde is used as a component in many products including disinfectants and preservatives, clothing and textiles, plastics and coatings. It is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes. Human beings and plant life actually produce small amounts of formaldehyde on a daily basis!

Floor base panel has been our main product that is well known to Japanese market for our quality.
These panels are the raw materials for the high end fancy flooring in Japan. Other than its precision in dimension and good quality of surface (face veneer). We offer various kind of floor base differentiated by the species used, the size, the glue requested, etc.

We provide incredibly strong, flat and durable plywood, such as the film-faced plywood, for building materials including concrete formwork. Our film-faced plywood is primarily made from rubber wood plywood covered with a protective film on both or either side of the surface. The combination of rubber wood with phenolic glue coating and quality phenolic film

We recommended our birch plywood for internal furnishing because of beautiful surface.

Birch plywood (betula spp.) is a plywood that is widely known for its panel strength, grain texture, durability, and ease of finishing.

Sampoerna Kayoe has received the SVLK certification, which was issued by Government of Indonesia. SVLK stands for Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu, which translates as Timber Legality Assurance System or INDO-TLAS. As part of SVLK program, companies have to attach a V-Legal document to their shipments for export

Sampoerna Kayoe is producing high quality plywood such as: Floor Base, General Plywood, Film Face, Birch Plywood and ETC. Please contact us if you require any plywood product with specific requirement. We will try our best to answer your needs upon receiving your detail requirements.


For our International Customer, we accept both T/T payment in advance and Letter Of Credit. When paying by T/T, original Bill of Lading will be sent out after all payments are complete.

Yes, we welcome our customers to have a tour around our factory’s facility and check our manufacturing quality standards. Please contact us prior to your arrival should you require any transportation to the factory.

For most of our products, delivery time is within 4-5 weeks upon receiving confirmation of the sales contract. When we have our stocks ready, we can get your order delivered faster. Please note that the delivery time does not include the shipping time. The shipping time may vary depending on the destination and the freight forwarder.

Making the right decision before purchasing is very important. At Sampoerna Kayoe, we are happy to provide samples via the post for a small postage. Please contact us to order samples.

For our International Customer, the minimum order is a 40′ Ft Container containing one single type of product or combination of few types.

General Questions

The panels should always be stored on a flat and even base under a roof. Stable moisture and temperature conditions are best for keeping plywood in good shape.

In general, ordinary wood working tools are sufficient.

It is a processed wood product so is a better option

It is stronger than natural wood and also more economical.

Plywood is stronger than blockboard and is suitable for furniture. Blockboard is preferred for vertical applications

Quality depends on the raw material and construction process used. Weight is not an indicator of quality.

Plywood has layers of wood pressed together whereas MDF and particle board are made of wood pulp and powder.

Any of these are suitable.

Manufacturer reputation, quality claims, borer and termite protection, warranty offered, etc.

It refers to those trees that grow naturally in the forest and are then cut for use.

Also called plantation timber. These are trees grown specially for commercial purposes like plywood, paper, etc.

Source of timber does not matter. It depends on the quality of wood being used.

Plywood consumes much less timber as compared to the same natural wood requirement. Also, many different species of timber can be used for making plywood.

Sampoerna Kayoe uses good quality raw material and also has rigorous quality checks at every stage to verify that the best product is going to the market.

The core is any substrate that has a wood veneer ply on the face and/or back applied to it with an adhesive.

The construction process begins with felling trees. When logs are collected, they are debarked and cut into a very thin veneer. This is an intensive process that results in either a single continuous sheet or pre-measured sheets that will make the arrangement process easier. After the sheets are dried, they are arranged and bonded using the appropriate adhesives. Once the bonding is finished, the plywood is stamped and graded according to a number of different factors.

The earliest idea for plywood was conceived in 1797, when Samuel Bentham first applied for patents that covered the machine production of veneers. In those patents, he described laminating layers of veneer with a specialized glue in order to form a single thick piece. Roughly 50 years later, Immanuel Nobel realized that several thin layers of wood could be bonded together to establish a single durable piece of laminated wood, known now as plywood.

Plywood is essentially several individual layers of veneer wood that have been glued together. A typical plywood panel has face veneers of a higher grade than the core veneers