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Marine Plywood

Marine plywood is a premium quality plywood made of selected wood species based on density, bending strength, impact resistance and surface finish characteristics. Manufactured with an A-grade sanded surface face on both sides, as per the AS/NZS 2272 standard, with no core gaps and a permanent waterproof A-bond glue. Marine Plywood is perfect for boat and yacht construction and marine applications.

Description

Marine Plywood is a premium quality plywood made of selected wood species based on density, bending strength, impact resistance and surface finish characteristics. 

Hoop Pine Marine Plywood                                                 Standard: AS/NZS 2272
Appearance Description Grade Thickness Length x Width (mm)
 Applications
marine---marine-plywood-as The ‘Rolls Royce’ of Plywoods. Manufactured with Type-A-bond glue and no core gaps. Uses selected species with minimum stress grade F14 with ‘A’ grade, sanded face and back. Waterproof adhesive will resist rotting in high-moisture environment ‘A’ face
‘A’ back

1.5mm
3mm
4mm
7mm
10mm 13mm 16mm 19mm 25mm

2400 x 1200
2400 x 1200
2400 x 1200
2400 x 1200
2400 x 1200
2400 x 1200
2400 x 1200

Boat building
Docks
Building and construction where there is exposure to a high-moisture environment
Motor homes
Feature Walls

Bs1088 Imported  Meranti Marine Plywood                                    Standard: Bs1088
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
marine---bs1088-imported-marine-ply Made with untreated tropical hardwood veneers having a suitable prescribed level of resistance to fungal attack with a Type-A-bond, WBP quality glue line between the plies. Solid surface face veneers are free from open imperfections ‘BB’ face ‘BB’ back 4mm
6mm
9mm
12mm
15mm
18mm
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
Boat building
Docks
Building and construction where there is exposure to a high-moisture environment
Motor homes
Fijian Kauri Marine Plywood                                               Standard: BS 1088
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
fijian-kauri-marine-plywood Made from high grade Fijian kauri veneers. Type-A-bond, WBP quality glue line between the ply layers. ‘A’ face
‘A’ back
4.5mm
6.5mm
9.5mm
12.5mm
17.5mm
2440 x 1200 2440 x 1200 2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
Boat building
Building and construction where there is exposure to a high-moisture environment Motor homes
Maple Marine Plywood                                                        Standard: BS 1088
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
maple-marine-plywood Made from high grade Maple veneers. Type-A-bond, WBP quality glue line between the ply layers. ‘A’ face
‘A’ back
4.5mm
6.5mm
9.5mm
12.5mm
17.5mm
2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
Boat building
Building and construction where there is exposure to a high-moisture environment Motor homes
Sapele Marine Plywood                                                        Standard: BS 1088
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
sapele-marine-plywood Made from high grade crown cut Sapele veneers. Type-A-bond, WBP quality glue line between the ply layers. ‘A’ face
‘B’ back

4mm
6mm
9mm
12mm 

2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
Boat building
Building and construction where there is exposure to a high-moisture environment Motor homes
CTB-X Gaboon (okume)  Marine Plywood                         Standard: BS 1088
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
ctb-x-gaboon-okume-marine-plywood Gaboon is a lightweight plywood used where weight is a factor. B/BB Crown cut face and back veneers. The NF CTB-X Exterior Plywood standard is intended for use in exterior construction with class 3bonding and according to European standard NF EN 314-2, resistant to high moisture during long periods. ‘A’ face
‘B’ back

4mm
6mm
9mm
12mm
15mm
18mm
25mm

2500 x 1220 2500 x 1220 2500 x 1220
2500 x 1220
2500 x 1220
2500 x 1220
2500 x 1220
Boat building
Building and construction where there is exposure to a high-moisture environment Motor homes

Marine Interior Plywood

Interior Bonded Plywood has an interior "C" bond glue.

Poplar Interior Lightweight Plywood              
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
poplar Manufactured in Italy from
lightweight Poplar veneers. This lightweight Plywood is used in Marine and Caravan markets where weight is important. ‘C’ bond interior glue.
‘AB’ face
‘BB’ back
4mm
6mm
9mm
12mm
15mm
18mm
30mm
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
Marine
Motor homes/ Caravans
Cladding
Walls
Ceiling
Furniture
AA Interior Hoop Pine                                                       Standard: AS/NZS 2271
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
aa-interior-hoop-pine AA Interior Hoop Pine Plywood made using ‘C’ bond interior glue. Suitable where a high quality plywood finish is required.
‘A’ face
‘A’ back

12mm
19mm
25mm

2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220

Furniture and fitments
Ceiling lining
Wall panelling

Fijian Kauri Interior Plywood                                                       
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications 
fijian-kauri-marine-plywood Plywood made using ‘C’ bond interior glue. Usually used for furniture or wall panelling. ‘A’ face
‘A’ back

2.5mm
3mm
4mm

2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200

Furniture and fitments
Ceiling lining
Wall panelling

Kaudamu Interior Plywood                                                    
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
kaudamu-interior-plywood Kaudamu Plywood made using‘C’ bond interior glue. Usually used for furniture or wall panelling
‘A’ face
‘A’ back

2.5mm
3mm
4mm

2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220

Furniture and fitments
Ceiling lining
Wall panelling

Marine Bonded Exterior

Exterior Bonded Plywood has full phenolic, exterior glue line and can be used for boat building, as well as furniture and thinner sheets for wall linings.


BC Exterior Hoop Pine Plywood
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
bc-exterior-hoop-pine-plywood face and ‘C’ back makes a stable plywoodBC Exterior hoop pine plywood with ‘A’ bond exterior glue suitable in marine applications, shopfitting and cabinet making. Hoop Pine construction with ‘B’ with the closed grain veneer which is good for a painted finish on one side. ‘B’ face ‘C’ back

4mm
6mm
7mm
9mm
12mm
15mm
18mm
25mm

2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
Marine
Caravans
Cladding
Walls
Ceiling
Furniture
Shopfitting
Teak                                                       
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
teak_exterior Made from Teak Crown cut
veneers. ‘A’ bond exterior glue.
‘A’ face
‘B’ back

4mm
6mm
9mm
12mm 

2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220

Marine
Furniture
Cladding
Walls
Ceiling

Teak and Holly Decking Ply 
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications 
teak-and-holly Made from 1.1mm Teak veneers with a 0.9mm Holy inlay. ‘A’ bond exterior glue ‘A’ face
‘B’ back

12mm

2440 x 1220

Marine
Furniture
Cladding
Walls
Ceiling

Fijian Kauri Exterior Bonded
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
fijian-kauri-exterior-plywood Made from Fijian Kauri veneers. ‘A’bond exterior glue.
‘A’ face
‘C’ back

4.5mm
6.5mm
9.5mm
12.5mm
17.5mm

2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200

Marine
Furniture
Cladding
Walls
Ceiling

Maple Exterior Bonded Plywood
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
maple-ex Made from Fijian Maple veneers. ‘A’ bond exterior glue.
‘A’ face
‘C’ back

4.5mm
6.5mm
9.5mm
12.5mm
17.5mm

2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200
2440 x 1200

Marine
Furniture
Cladding
Walls
Ceiling

Sapele Exterior Bonded Plywood
Appearance Description Grade Thickness LengthxWidth (mm)  Applications
sapele-exterior-bonded-plywood Made from Sapele
veneers. It comes in both Crown cut and quarter cut veneers. ‘A’ bond exterior glue.
‘A’ face
‘C’ back

4mm
6mm

2440 x 1220
2440 x 1220

Marine
Furniture
Cladding
Walls
Ceiling

 

Technical

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The strongest, lightest, most versatile utility and decorative product made from a renewable resource, plywood is kilo for kilo stronger than steel. Plywood was the first type of engineered wood to be invented. It is made from thin sheets of wood veneer, called plies or veneers. These are stacked together with the direction of each ply’s grain differing from its neighbours’ by 90° (cross banding). The plies are bonded under heat and pressure with strong adhesives, usually phenol formaldehyde resin, making plywood a type of composite material. Laminating an odd number of plies (3, 5, 7...) reduces warping while increasing the number of plies increases the resistance to shearing forces. A common reason for using plywood instead of plain wood is its resistance to cracking, shrinkage, twisting/warping, and its general high degree of strength.

BENEFITS OF PLYWOOD
Renewable Resource - A natural product from a renewable resource.
Beautiful - Preferred because of its warmth and natural markings.
Strength - Unique cross-layered structure makes it kilo for kilo, stronger than steel.
Efficiency - Uses more of the log than timber.
Versatility - Can be bent and formed to meet various sizes and shapes.
Durability - Long-lasting and good resistance to damage.

TYPES OF PLYWOOD
Plywood can be broadly classed as either ‘Exterior’ plywood or ‘Interior’ plywood. Veneer quality, glue type and timber species are the major contributing factors that determine the application of a plywood panel.

VENEER QUALITY
Plywood is classified according to grades, which are based on face and back veneer quality. The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australia (EWPAA) grading standards are as specified in the following table.

a-grade a-grade a-grade a-grade a-grade a-grade
Grade A Grade S Grade B Grade C Grade D Grade PG
Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description:
A high quality appearance grade veneer suitable for clear finishing. An appearance grade veneer which permits natural characteristics such as knots as a decorative feature subject to agreement. An appearance grade suitable for high quality paint finishing. A non-appearance grade with a solid surface. All imperfections such as knot holes or splits are filled. A non-appearance grade with permitted open imperfections. Limited number of knots and knot holes up to 75mm wide are permitted. A non-appearance grade that has open imperfections such as holes, knots, splits and rough grain.
Applications Applications Applications Applications Applications Applications
Textured exterior cladding
Interior wall lining
Interior ceiling lining
Furniture & joinery
Decorative applications
Interior wall lining
Interior ceiling lining
Furniture & joinery
Concrete formwork
Primary sheathing
Signs
Engineered components
Concrete formwork
Gussets Roof decking
Flooring Sub sheathing
Bins, boxes & crates
Stressed skin panels
Hoardings
Structural components
Beams & portals
Roofing Bracing
Utility buildings
Temporary security
covers
Pallets Fillets & liners
General packaging
Crates

 

Most local plywood conforms to the PAA standard with imported plywood in compliance with other grading standards such as:

BB/CC grade which conforms to the Japan Plywood Inspection Corporation (JPIC) standard. BB/CC grade plywood has a good face that may have small
imperfections that are filled and sanded. ‘CC’ back may have rough patches and filled splits.
Overlay and Better (OVL/BTR) is more of an appearance grade plywood that conforms to the International Hardwood Product Association (IHPA) that uses
more veneer in construction to produce higher stress grade plywood.


GLUE BONDS
Glues used to bond veneers together are an element that influences the application of the plywood. Common glues are as follows:

‘A Bond’ (WBP) - a waterproof glue line produced from phenolic resins (WBP -Water Boil Proof adhesive) that will not deteriorate under extreme conditions. It is readily recognisable by its black colour. Type A bond is specified in AS/NZS 2272 for marine plywood.

‘B Bond’ - produced from melamine fortified urea formaldehyde resin and suitable for limited exposure.

‘C&D Bond’ – is produced from urea formaldehyde resin and suitable for interior use only.


AS/NZS STANDARDS
Structural Plywood manufactured to AS/NZS 2269 Plywood - Structural is suitable for use in all permanent structural applications. A permanent Type A phenolic resin is used to bond the individual timber veneers. The Type A bond is distinctly dark in colour and is durable and permanent under conditions of full weather exposure, long term stress and combinations of exposure and stress.

Structural plywood is manufactured from a range of softwood and hardwood timber species. These timber species may not be durable when used in weather exposed situations. In exposed applications, structural plywood must be preservative treated to ensure it lasts its full service life and surface finished to minimise surface checking.

PAA branded structural plywood is manufactured under a rigorous product quality control and product certification system ensuring a quality controlled engineered panel of known and consistent physical and mechanical properties.

For assured performance, structural plywood should be branded with the ‘PAA Tested’ stamp.
The engineering properties of structural plywood are tabulated in both AS/NZS 2269 and AS1720.1. Structural plywood engineering properties are given for eight standard stress grades, F7, F8, F11, F14, F17, F22, F27 & F34.
 

Application  

MARINE PLYWOOD
PROJECT Standard
Barns & Sheds  
Boat Hulls x
Boxes and Crates  
Bracing  
Caravans & Mobile Homes  
Carts & Wheel-barrows  
Ceilings  
Cladding  
Cubby Houses  
Dog Kennels  
Doors & Door Skins  
Exterior Wall Cladding  
Fences & Crates  
Floors (General)  
Formwork  
Furniture (General)  
Interior Wall Lighting  
Letterbox  
Musical Instrument x
Outdoor Furniture (General) x
Packaging  
Partitions & Screens  
Platforms & Ramps  
Roofs  
Scaffold'g  
Shelving  
Signboard & Billboards  
Table Tops  
Toys  
Truck & Trailer Floors  
Wall Cabinets  
 

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