Marine plywood is plywood made with durable faces and core veneers with few defects so it performs well under wet conditions.
Originally invented for the manufacture of boats and yachts, marine plywood now is increasingly used in construction work where the durability of plywood is required.
The use of durable veneers and phenolic glue means that marine plywood offers a higher level of resistance to wet conditions.
Marine plywood has a low formaldehyde emission level thanks to the high-quality phenolic glue used.
Most marine plywood standards are voluntary. Some marine plywood manufacturers use a Lloyd’s of London stamp to certify their plywood to be BS 1088 compliant.
Don’t confuse film faced marine plywood with BS 1088 marine plywood.
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Note: In Middle East and Africa, the marine plywood often refers to the film faced plywood for concrete shuttering and forming.
Marine Plywood Types
Common plywood manufactured with good veneers and waterproof glue. Marine is compared to ordinary.
Black film faced plywood with painted edges for concrete shuttering.
BS 1088 Marine
Premium marine plywood with phenolic glue and thick face veneers. Used for boat making.
|Thickness||4mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 21mm, 25mm, 28mm, 30mm|
|Core Veneer||Poplar, Pine, Eucalyptus, Birch, Okoume, Meranti|
|Face Veneer||Gaboon Okoume 0.2mm, 0.4mm, 1.2mm|
|Adhesive||WBP Phenolic, WBP Melamine|
|MOQ||50 Cubic Meters|
|Standard||EN324:1993, EN314:2006, BS1088:2003, BS1088:2018, AS/NZS 2272:2006|
Marine Plywood Core
Poplar Core BS1088 Marine Plywood
Density 520-550 KGS/M3
Eucalyptus Core BS1088 Marine Plywood
Density 600-650 KGS/M3
Okoume Core BS 1088 Marine Plywood
Density 480-520 KGS/M3
Marine plywood is all WBP plywood. But WBP plywood is not necessarily marine plywood. The core of WBP plywood can be a marine grade or just ordinary grade.
Marine plywood is highly-priced. It can do 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 exist.
We use phenolic WBP glue or Melamine WBP glue for marine plywood production.