BANOVA® PLY - Balsa plywood veneer panels

BANOVA® PLY, the world’s lightest plywood veneers made of FSC®-certified balsa (FSC-C127318). Its weight reduction of 50-70% in comparison to conventional wood panels is impressive, as is the high thermal insulation, lamination abilities and of course the sustainability. The high-quality, homogenous structure of BANOVA® PLY allows for very easy processing; this means that existing tools and joining technologies continue to be used efficiently and without changes. 



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Anything is possible.

BANOVA® PLY fulfills the needs of various markets:

  • Furniture and interior fittings
  • Interiors for vehicles, yachts, and boats
  • Exhibition and shop fitting

BANOVA® PLY can be produced to fulfill various properties, and thus its application is nearly unlimited:

  • Mobile furniture
  • Feather-light table tops and doors
  • Decorative front panels and covers
  • Semi-structural components

...nearly anything is possible


> Motorhome FRANKIA Selection T72 FD-L with BANOVA®


The use of BANOVA® PLY generates a reduction in weight of 50-70% with unvarying mechanical properties. This improves the benefits for customers in various ways:

  • Greater efficiency due to lower operating costs and increased load capacity in vehicles
  • Easy to handle in production and logistics
  • Large-scale components that are low in weight


Easy processing

BANOVA® PLY is a solid wood material; processing does not require special machines or tools as it may be the case with other lightweight composite panels. Even conventional joining techniques can easily be used.


  • No investment for new specific tools and equipment
  • Existing know-how and existing work procedures can be used
  • Up to 30% faster processing (e.g. laser cutting or milling)
  • Unbeatable bonding qualities on edges and surfaces

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