BANOVA® PLY ILO - Balsa plywood veneer panels with Ilomba surface

BANOVA® PLY ILO, the world’s lightest plywood made of balsa veneers. Its weight reduction of 50-70% in comparison to conventional wood panels is impressive. It is most suitable and a good base for overlaying with ultra thin decorative papers and foils. The high-quality, homogenous struc¬ture of BANOVA® PLY ILO allows for very easy processing; this means that existing tools and joining technologies continue to be used efficiently and without changes.


Anything is possible

BANOVA® PLY ILO fulfills the needs of various markets:

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

BANOVA® PLY ILO 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

...nearly anything is possible.


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The use of BANOVA® PLY ILO 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

The ilomba hardwood faces enhance the surface resistance and the rigidity of the panel. The smooth and even faces make it a good base for overlaying with ultra thin decorative papers and foils


BANOVA® PLY ILO 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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