Radiata Pine Plywood
Radiata pine plywood is a softwood plywood laminated with pine veneers on both faces of the plywood sheet. Its core veneers could be softwood or hardwood veneers.
The most common used softwood veneers are connifer species radiata pine, agathis pine, larch pine.
There are differeng grades for the pine faces. The grades can be BB/CC or CDX. The BB/CC grade faces are usually used on the non-structural plywood. C/D grade faces are commonly used for the structural plywood or construction grade plywood.
In terms of plywood strength, structural plywood are much stronger than non-structural plywood because of the pressure and glue used in the production.
Unlike hardwood plywood, radiata pine plywood are mainly used in construction such as walls, roofing, subfloor, and so on.
|Thickness||4mm 7mm 9mm 12mm 15mm 17mm 19mm 25mm|
|Core||Poplar, Radiata Pine|
|Glue||WBP Melamine, WBP Phenolic|
|Stress Grade||Non-structural, Structural|
|Use||Construction, Furniture, DIY, Decoration, Wall Panel, Bracing, etc.|
Radiata Pine- Softwood Plywood For Structural and Non-structural Uses
In China, radiata pine is the most commonly known pine species. Radiata pine plywood is the most popular softwood plywood in the Chinese plywood industry.
Softwood plywood can be manufactured with coniferous veneers like Radiata pine, Larch, Agathis, or Mongolica Scotch Pine veneer.
- Radiata pine plywood is the cheapest pine plywood because China is the largest importer of radiata pine logs from New Zealand and Chile.
- Larch has been popular for its decorative patterns and Larch plywood usually non-structural. Larch veneers are mainly sourced from Russia.
- Agathis plywood is a interior grade softwood plywood.
|Scientific Name||Common Names||Distribution|
|Pinus radiata||Radiata Pine, Monterey pine||New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Spain, United States, United Kingdom|
|Larix Decidua||European Larch||Central Europe, Siberia, Canada|
|Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica||Scots pine, European black pine, mountain pine, Macedonian pine, Swiss pine, Siberian Pine.||Northern Europe, Russia, North China, Ukraine|
|Araucaria cunninghamii||Hoop Pine, Queensland pine||Australia and New Guinea|
|Pinus glabra||Spruce Pine||Southeastern United States|
Radiata Pine Plywood Applications
Radiata plywood are fast growing and cheaper than the tropical hardwood plywood. So it is both economic and sustainable.
The softwood plywood use various types of radiata pine, larch, agathis as the face veneers. Core veneers can be hardwood such as Chinese poplar.
From 4mm to 25mm.