UltraLight Plywood

UltraHex Plywood

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Lose the weight

If you're manufacturing any product that ships then you are well aware of how that extra weight can equate to reduced profits. With UltraHex, the average weight savings is around 40% compared to similar high grade plywoods. In fact, a sheet of 3/4" weighs less than the average 1/2" baltic birch core hex ply.

UltraHex is a great substitute for all those Riga Heska (Hex Ply) projects. A smooth phenolic back with a scuff-resistant, high-wear, textured phenolic top surface, the new UltraHex has all the durability without the weight.

comp table
UltraHex (UltraLight core)
Riga Heska (Baltic birch core)
6mm (1/4") x 48" x 96"
6mm (1/4") x 48" x 96" 19 lbs 26 lbs*
12mm (1/2") x 48" x 96"
12mm (1/2") x 48" x 96" 37 lbs 58 lbs*
18mm (3/4") x 48" x 96"
18mm (3/4") x 48" x 96" 54 lbs 88 lbs*

* Baltic birch core hex weights can vary based on brand.

Easy to work with

  • Breath-easy adhesive, low dust, low VOCs
  • Consistent density & tight thickness tolerances, great for CNC work
  • Minimum voids
  • Exterior adhesive throughout for superior water resistance
  • Less weight, less manpower required for handling
  • Scuff and wear resistant Hex texture phenolic film front surface, smooth phenolic film backing


The perfect plywood for high-wear areas. Tested and certified to meet or exceed industry standards.

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Durable
  • Hygienic
  • Odorless
  • Easy to clean
  • Waterproof
  • Resists commonly used chemicals

  • 6mm (1/4") - 20 lbs (3.07 kg/m²)
  • 12mm (1/2") - 37 lbs (5.64 kg/m²)
  • 18mm (3/4") - 54 lbs (8.23 kg/m²)

  • 6mm (1/4") ...5 ply
  • 12mm (1/2")...9 ply
  • 18mm (3/4")...13 ply

Front face = Hex texture phenolic film

Back face - Smooth phenolic film

Calibrated +/- 0.3mm


Breathe Free exterior grade adhesive = CARB2, TSCA Title VI 3rd party certified


X5.5-08-04.3 (Stability Test) - PASS

X5.5-08-05.2 (Strength Test) - PASS

X5.5-08-06.0 (Top Load Test) - PASS

X5.5-08-05.4 (Strength Test) - PASS

X5.5-08-05.3 (Strength Test) - PASS

X5.5-08-08.0 (Leg Strength Test) - PASS

X5.5-08-05.5 (Strength Test) - PASS


Sustainable, Eco-Friendly, Farm Grown source

ITTO Objective 200 - Pass
ISO 14000 - Certified
LACEY ACT - Compliant


Material Safety Data Sheet PDF download


For best CNC results, we recommend the following:

For Edge Cuts, cutting a shape from a sheet, we suggest no larger than a .25” COMPRESSION END MILL set to: 

  • 18000 r.p.m. Spindle speed
  • 450 inches/min Feed Rate
  • 70 inches/min Plunge Rate

For Pocket Cuts, cutting a recess into a sheet, we use a .25” DOWN-CUT END MILL set to:

  • 18000 r.p.m. Spindle speed
  • 300 inches/min Feed Rate
  • 47 inches/min Plunge rate

The type of CNC and the quality of the End Mills vary, so we suggest testing first for best results before any production.


Business to Business

Open a Wholesale Account

Buying in bulk? Buying often? Open a wholesale account for access to the many perks! Discounted pricing, pre-orders, special cut sizing, personal account rep, and financing options - these are just a few of the advantages of partnering with us for your lightweight plywood needs. Schedule a meeting and we can go over the details.

Wholesale Account Application

Distributor opportunity

Distributors Wanted

We are currently looking to expand our distribution locations throughout North America. If you are interested in becoming a distributor for wholesale and retail customers then let's talk. Learn more about the advantages of adding Ultralight and UltraHex to your product line-up.

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