Lead Lined Plywood – Characteristics and Benefits

At Mayco Industries, we use our own sheet lead to construct our lead lined plywood, in full conformance with required government specifications. Our team produces plywood sheets lined with lead in 4′ x 8′ sheet sizes. We also synthesize other custom sizes when required, and we recommend using our Lead Angles for installation.


The extent to which your project requires a certain level of shielding will determine how much thickness you need with your lead lined boards of plywood. MayShielding provides a superb layer of defense against radiation.


Applications for Lead Lined Plywood


Plywood panels that are lead-lined are used in applications that require the lead thickness to be more than 1/8 of an inch. Plywood panels are produced in a manner that results in effective lead shielding among all joints. Panel size may be adjusted based on the required lead thickness in order to facilitate proper installation.


Lead lined plywood can be used in the medical arena, particularly in dental surgeries, hospitals, and veterinary practices in which protection against x-ray radiation is essential for patients and staff. These panels are also useful for non-destructive testing and nuclear research applications.


When fitted and installed, the lead portion of the plywood panels which are securely bonded to the plywood can be completely hidden from view. This can provide all the benefits of x-ray protection with an aesthetically appealing appearance.


Lead is also an excellent material for soundproofing due to its high-density characteristics. Lead lined boards made of plywood can prevent noise from escaping from external or internal sources. As such, they are widely used in the construction of media studios, leisure environments, and industrial and maritime environments where acoustic protection is desired.


Where Lead Lined Boards May Not Be Used


Lead lined plywood should not be used as a deck or platform. This type of material is not designed to carry loads from body weight. Installers in these applications must use properly designed and engineered independent support mechanisms to support such loads.


If you have any questions about the lead lined plywood we offer at Mayco Industries, call us today at 800.749.6061 or use our contact form to send us a message.