WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WOOD FORMWORK AND PVC FORMWORK?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WOOD FORMWORK AND PVC FORMWORK?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WOOD FORMWORK AND PVC FORMWORK?

There are several kinds of construction formwork in the market now, plywood formwork panel, PVC formwork panel and aluminum formwork panel. There are pro and con for each of the material.
MATERIAL
PRO
CON
Plywood Formwork
Low cost
5-8 recycle times
PVC Formwork
30-50 recycle times
Higher cost
Aluminum Formwork
30-50 recycle times
Heavy and very high cost
We can take Aluminum out for now, is that any way for customer to choose to use plywood or pvc formwork panel?

The answer is yes !! 

We had done a few tests in our construction site. Combining plywood and pvc formwork panel in the construction site can greatly help with comparing the cost while getting the max recycling times. 

Comparison Between PVC Formwork And Plywood Formwork In The Same Construction Site
Plywood formwork and pvc formwork after the same recycle times. You may see the differences.

Normal plywood formwork can reuse about 5 times, with a better quality one (faced film) may be able to reuse 8-10 times. 

For construction, there are places need to use full size panel, we would suggest using pvc formwork panel, for examples, roof, wall.

For the place required small cut size, such as the corner, edge, pillar, we recommend using plywood, as the size of each floor are difference, so as plywood cost less, so after a few times reuse, cut a new one to replace. Won’t cost much.

Last but not least, with the frame structure, strongly recommend using pvc formwork panel.
The longer that the material can last the lower the cost. 



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