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Utilising a sophisticated production technology, UPM manufactures a wide variety of processed WISA plywoods. High-tech coatings, CNC-machining, cutting to size and painting add value and convert their base panels ready to install products. Coatings improve the panel’s resistance to wear, impact, chemicals and effect of the weather. Films and laminates imprinted with various patterns improve panel’s frictional properties. Coatings can also make WISA plywood a very hygienic material. The most used coating is phenolic laminate. The thickness of the coating depends on the end use. Panels coated with phenolic laminate are used extensively for concrete formwork, vehicle building and agricultural construction. Other types of coatings, such as paints, plastic films and phenol impregnated papers are used for a variety of applications.