Seeking to participate in the new engineered wood market, Tokyo based Seihoku Plywood is developing a plywood with a thickness of more than 50mm and it is applying to obtain Japanese Organic Regulation (JAS) certificate. Seihoku has already manufactured a 200mm thick plywood sheet consisting of 57 veneers to be used as structural material for the wood-based, eleven stories high training facility which Obayashi Corporation plans to build.
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Development of super thick plywood in Japan