UPM Grada® 2000 for form pressing

UPM Grada is a wood material, which can be formed with heat and pressure. The new Grada technology developed by UPM shortens the form pressing process and increases its efficiency. The UPM Grada thermoformable wood panel is formed into
a component easily in two steps – first the panel is heated and then formed and cooled in a mould.

New UPM Grada 2000 sets new benchmark for form pressing. A single UPM Grada component can be formed in less than one minute. Imagine that – 60 components in an hour! Best of all, form pressing with UPM Grada can be fully automated. Alternatively, it only takes one person to operate a UPM Grada form pressing unit in manual run. All this with unforeseen design opportunities.

UPM Grada opens whole new world for design. Traditional limitations of form pressing are now things of the past. Pre-machining, multi-stage forming and ability to form only a selected part of the component allow designs previously considered impossible or unfeasible. Form pressed components can also be equipped with inserts for fixing or electricity. All this with production efficiency like no other.

Product Properties


The UPM Grada 2000 panel is made of cross-laminated rotary cut birch veneers. Birch is known for its high strength and stability.


Veneer sheets are bonded with moisture resistant bonding (EN 314-2). The face veneer quality complies with EN 635, BB (III) classification.

Panel Options

  • EasyTop panel’s hot melt gluelines on top of panel surfaces enable coating without additional adhesive.
  • UnderCover panel is a low cost panel with non-classified veneer surfaces.

Environment, Health & Safety

The adhesive foil of UPM Grada 2000 does not contain any formaldehyde. UPM Grada 2000 fulfills the EN 13986 E1 and the CARB No Added Formaldehyde emission classes. At the end of its lifecycle the material can be safely recycled or burned.


Multiple surface materials e.g. laminate, veneer or textiles can be bonded onto the EasyTop panel without additional adhesive.

More information on https://www.upmgrada.com/

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