A new, revolutionary and extremely lightweight plywood product that recently launched in the UK has already been shortlisted for a top industry award, within months of going on sale.
Banova Plus is sold exclusively by the UK’s leading supplier of timber and construction materials, Yorkshire based Arnold Laver which operates 13 strategically located depots including sites in Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield. The product features an innovative design that combines a balsa core with lightweight hardwood surfaces, to create a product that typically weighs half as much as conventional plywood, whilst being just as strong and robust.
Banova Plus has now been shortlisted for Timber Trade Journal’s (TTJ) 2018 Innovation Award, which recognises the industry’s most ground-breaking and transformative products. The TTJ Awards will take place on 21st September 2018 at a glittering ceremony at The InterContinental Park Lane, London.
Terry Palmer, Category Director from Arnold Laver, said: “Banova Plus is a strong and robust product but it weighs next to nothing. As soon as it went on sale in our depots, it proved to be hugely popular with anyone requiring a great looking product that’s extremely lightweight. We’ve already seen it used in luxury yachts, motorhomes, packaging, furniture, sculptures, theatre sets, exhibition stands, mobile advertising boards and suspended ceiling rafts.
“This prestigious award shortlisting is a major coup. There’s nothing else like Banova on the market and to have its innovative credentials recognised by the TTJ Awards is fantastic for everyone involved.”
Banova is manufactured by German company 3A Composites GmbH, using FSC certified wood from responsible sources, and features low emission values. Banova Plus is available in a variety of thicknesses from 9mm to 50mm and formats that range from 1220mm x 2440mm up to 1220mm x 3050mm. The product doesn’t require any special tools or equipment to process it, offers a consistent surface quality and it can be combined with scratch resistant surfaces, printed onto and even laminated, so it lends itself to an endless range of possibilities.