Arnold Laver’s Banova Plus shortlisted for award

Within months of going on sale, a new, revolutionary and extremely lightweight plywood product recently launched in the United Kingdom (U.K.) has already been shortlisted for a top industry award.

Sold exclusively by the U.K.’s leading supplier of timber and construction materials, Banova Plus is produced by Arnold Laver, which operates 13 strategically located depots. The product features an innovative design that combines a balsa core with lightweight hardwood surfaces to create a product that typically weighs half as much as conventional plywood, while being just as strong and robust.

Banova Plus has now been shortlisted for Timber Trade Journal’s (TTJ) 2018 Innovation Award, which recognises the industry’s most ground-breaking and transformative products. The TTJ Awards will take place on the 21st of September 2018, at a glittering ceremony at The InterContinental Park Lane, London, U.K.

“Banova Plus is a strong and robust product but it weighs next to nothing. As soon as it went on sale in our depots, it proved to be hugely popular with anyone requiring a great looking product that’s extremely lightweight. We’ve already seen it used in luxury yachts, motorhomes, packaging, furniture, sculptures, theatre sets, exhibition stands, mobile advertising boards and suspended ceiling rafts,” Terry Palmer, Category Director from Arnold Laver, said. “This prestigious award shortlisting is a major coup. There’s nothing else like Banova on the market and to have its innovative credentials recognised by the TTJ Awards is fantastic for everyone involved.”

Banova is manufactured by German company 3A Composites GmbH, using FSC certified wood from responsible sources, and features low emission values. Banova Plus is available in a variety of thicknesses from 9mm to 50mm and formats that range from 1220mm x 2440mm up to 1220mm x 3050mm. The product doesn’t require any special tools or equipment to process it, offers a consistent surface quality and it can be combined with scratch resistant surfaces, printed onto and even laminated, so it lends itself to an endless range of possibilities.