Marine Plywood was originally made for the manufacture of marine craft but is increasingly used in building construction, in extreme weather, and in general construction work where durability is required. Whilst it offers no greater strength or stiffness than WBP plywood, the use of durable wood veneers and a Class 3 glue bond means that Marine Plywood offers a higher level of resistance to biological attack and provides greater moisture resistance.
Factory use selected hardwood veneers and thickness face veneers to make the marine plywood. The plywood can be structural and non-structural. It has very low formaldehyde emission and can endure extremely humid weather.
Best marine plywood is made with 100% Okoume veneers and can meet with BS1088 standard. Furniture, building and the maritime industry is the main customer for marine grade plywood.
Marine Plywood Brands
Poplar Marine Plywood
Density 520-550 KGS/M3
Hardwood Marine Plywood BS 1088
Density 600-700 KGS/M3
Lightweight Marine Ply BS 1088
Density 480 KGS/M3
|Thickness||4mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 21mm, 25mm, 30mm, 35mm|
|Core Veneer||Eucalyptus, Pine, Birch, Poplar, Okoume|
|Face Veneer||Okoume, Bintangor, Beech, Pine, Birch|
|Adhesive||Phenolic Bond, WBP Bond, A Bond|
|Formaldehyde Emissions||E0, CARB P2, JAS ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Density||Softwood Core – 550 kgs/m3|
Hardwood Core – 650 kgs/m3
|Moisture Content||Below 12%|
|MOQ||50 Cubic Meters|
|Standard||EN324:1993, EN314:2006, BS1088:2003, BS1088:2018, AS/NZS 2272:2006|
BS 1088 Marine Plywood Standards
The glue used in marine plywood must be waterproof. It ought to be phenolic A-bond. Otherwise, it won’t be marine. The glue must pass a stringent test that shows it won’t de-laminate under water boiling.
Minimum Core Gaps
Core gaps must be avoided as much as possible. Gaps create a path for water to sneak into the board and ruin the ply. So voids must be absent if plywood is classified as marine grade.
Both side faces and core veneers must be of high quality as well. This helps the appearance and endurance to extreme conditions.
Where are marine plywood used?
Marine plywood are all WBP plywood. But WBP plywood are not necessarily marine plywood. The core of WBP plywood can be marine grade or just ordinary grade.
Marine plywood is highly priced. It can do the most job that requires plywood. That means you can only use marine plywood for your projects when you have enough budget. Cheap priced marine plywood doesn’t exisit.
We use phenolic WBP glue or Melamine WBP glue for the marine plywood production.