About veneer


A veneer is a thin layer of wood produced by rotary cutting of the log. Veneers can be rotary cut in several thicknesses depending on the wood species and needed end-use.

Veneers used for UPM’s plywood production are mainly peeled in 1.5 mm thickness for birch and 2.0 mm, 2.6 mm and 3.2 mm thicknesses for spruce.

The parquet industry is the main end-user of single spruce veneers produced by UPM.


Veneer production process

The production process for veneer varies slightly according to the mill and the end use.



Veneer for parquet industry

Parquet Veneer

Rotary-cut spruce veneers are used as the supporting back material of three-layer parquet flooring. Thin spruce veneer balances the multilayer parquet construction keeping it flat and easy to install.

WISA-Parquet Veneer is produced in 2.0 mm thickness which is optimal for both the balance of parquet flooring and the efficiency of its production. Moisture-controlled veneers are delivered according to the customer’s specification with +/- 1% tolerance.

Constant focus on operational quality is an integral part of the production of WISA veneers. Production process development together with a commitment to product quality is visible on all stages of production. High operational quality ensures an efficient supply of high-quality products on time.