Visit to Maxcon Enterprises Factory in Singapore

posted 15 Nov 2016, 20:28 by RAMAMURTHY SWETHA   [ updated 10 Jan 2017, 06:37 ]
Today, I, along with Nathaniel, visited the Maxcon Enterprises factory in Singapore. I must say that it was a very fruitful. We actually visited the factory to get a feel of the normal plywood that we had gotten quotes for in the first place. However, we realised after seeing in person that normal plywood did not look very great. Instead, we saw two other types of plywood: a custom made one that was ethereal and another birch plywood. We could not take the custom made plywood as it had to be ordered in quantities as large as containers. However, the birch plywood was very impressive. As seen in the pictures of the wood here, the birch plywood (larger piece) has natural wood ring marks on it,  has the candid hairy and rough feel and visible wood layers on the sides. This gives a natural woody charm to the piece. The normal plywood (smaller piece) however looks very smooth and polished thus making the wood look very unnatural. Both Nathaniel and I agreed that the natural unprocessed feel, touch and look of the wood will give a wow factor to our product. 
As a matter of fact, the normal plywood that we had gone to see was cheaper in its raw form. However, it was costing us a lot for laminating it and doing the side veneering. which give the wood a polished look. The birch plywood on the other hand looked naturally spectacular without the lamination, thereby saving us the lamination and veneering costs. The birch plywood though slightly more expensive than normal plywood, is worth the cost and is also well within our budget.


Our visit to Maxcon Enterprises factory

                                                                  

Larger piece: Birch plywood; Smaller piece: Normal plywood

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