UPM Grada

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Have you heard of UPM Grada Ply? It’s an exciting, innovative formable birch plywood. The UPM Grada panel is made of rotary cut birch veneers, which is known for its strength and stability. Heating the product allows the thermoplastic glue foils to slide, therefore enabling the panels to be formed into two-dimensional designs before cooling and retaining its shape and strength. Grada ply can be bonded with many substrates or decors under heat and pressure. This revolutionary product provides many possibilities in furniture, shopfitting, joinery and beyond PEFC Certified.
LathamsJames Latham is one of the UK’s largest independent distributors of timber, panels and decorative surfaces.   With a history reaching back over 260 years, Lathams have always been innovators. We consistently push the boundaries of materials selection, from our origins in timber products, through to the modern day where we sit as one of the sectors’ most recognised suppliers of cutting edge materials technologies, including decorative laminates, veneers, thermoplastics, solid surfaces and acrylics.   Our stock profile includes many excusive brands, encompassing design led ranges from the likes of XyloCleaf decorative surfaces, Decospan real wood veneers, Studio Collection design resins and the original Shou Sugi Ban charred timber, through to performance surfaces such as the remarkable thermoformable, anti-microbial, flame retardant Kydex and AbetLamishield, featuring silver-ion technology to prevent bacteria, mould, fungi and other health threatening microbes.   Our people are as important as our product ranges. Experienced industry professionals teamed with specialist product managers mean we are able to offer solutions and advice in the most challenging of applications.   Operating from twelve depots throughout the UK and Ireland, and two showrooms in London & Manchester, we work with designers, architects makers and more, enabling the most demanding designs and construction projects to become reality.   With this knowledge, experience and product range at our disposal, James Latham are the all-round answer to your surfacing needs.