Phenolic board is a different name for film faced plywood. It is a term that is especially used in philippines. The reason that pinoy use it is because the black film coated on the plywood surfaces are actually phenolic resin coated.
The Philippines was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, during his expedition in 1542, named the islands of Leyte and Samar Felipinas after the then-Prince of Asturias. Eventually the name Las Islas Filipinas was to be used to cover all the islands of the archipelago.
The Philippines is a founding member of the UN, WTO, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and the East Asia Summit. It also hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. The Philippines is considered to be an emerging market and a newly industrialized country, which has an economy transitioning from being based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing. Along with East Timor, the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia’s predominantly Christian nations.
Building Market Demand For Plywood
The fast growing economy is demanding a lot of construction work in major cities of the philippines. Condo, apartments, hospitals, hotels requires huge amount of formwork and concrete jobs. The good quality film faced plywood and phenolic board is needed by the formwork companies. As a main supplier of goods, China is playing big role in supplying building material for this country.