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Architects,
Designers & Specifiers

Hanson Plywood offer a full and comprehensive guidance service to ensure that correct products are used for all applications. We understand that information on panel products can be missing from many educational courses relating to architecture and design. This is why we are happy to provide assistance with specification for any end use.

All of our sales staff specialise in wood based panel products and are Technicians in Wood Science as recognised by the Institute of  Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). In addition to this, the company is a member of TRADA and keeps abreast of all changes to standards and regulations that affect the specification of wood based panel products in structural design. You can find further information on product standards on our Knowledge Base page.

In view of the above, our team of specialists have selected the products below to form part of our hCollection of panel products. These are particular products that we have recognised for exceptional performance that can be specified for particular applications with ease.

Quick Reference Guide - Plywood
Applicable Products
Typical Applications
Service Class
Applicable Standards
Minimum Requirements
Performance Plywood
Birch Plywood
SP101 Plywood
Lightweight Plywood
Far Eastern Type Plywood
(Malaysian/Indonesian/
Chinese)
Performance Plywood
Birch Plywood
SP101 Plywood
Lightweight Plywood
Far Eastern Type Plywood
(Malaysian/Indonesian/Chinese)
Softwood Constructional Plywood (Finnish, Spruce, Elliottis Pine, etc)
Performance Plywood
Marine Plywood BS1088
(3rd party quality assured)
Internal applications with minimal exposure to moisture.
All internal joinery, flooring, underlay, pipe boxing, doors, hatches, weight saving applications etc
Internal applications with temporary exposure during construction.
Construction - floors, flooring underlay, walls, roof decking, linings, hoardings, protection etc
All internal and external joinery which may be submitted to long term exposure to wetting/weather.
Construction - floors, walls, roof decking, soffits, linings, signs, etc
1 - Dry
2 - Humid
3 - Exterior
EN636:2003
EN314-2 Plywood bond quality
EN310 - Bending test
EN13986 - Wood based panels for construction
EN636:2003
EN314-2 Plywood bond quality
EN335 - Durability of wood and wood-based panel products
EN310 - Bending Test
EN13986 - Wood based panels for use in construction
EN636:2003
EN314-2 Plywood bond quality
EN335 - Durability of wood and wood-based panel products
EN310 - Bending Test
EN314-2 Plywood bond quality
Class 1
Class 1
Refer to test data
CE Marked
Class 2
Class 2
Class 2**
Refer to test data
CE Marked
Class 3
Class 3
Class 3**
Refer to test data
CE Marked


Marine Plywood has traditionally been specified for construction applications in the belief that it is simply a high quality and high performance product. Hanson Plywood Ltd firmly consider this practice to be outdated and advise that all specifications should be satisfied with products that are fit for purpose taking into account, the application and the particular performance criteria required.

h Performance Plywood® is manufactured to EN 636-3 making it suitable for use as structural components in exterior conditions.

Performance Indonesian Plywood®EN636-3 • EN314-2 Class 3 Glue Bond • ULEF Emissions • CE Marked • FSC® Certified

Alternative to general commercial marine plywood offering full classification. CE Marked for performance in all conditions.

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A superior high quality, high performance overlay grade plywood panel with very accurate dimensional tolerances. This product offers the ultimate dependability for exacting manufacturing processes.

hSP101 Indonesian Plywood® is manufactured to meet EN 636-2 and is suitable for structural components in humid conditions (depending on thickness).
It also meets the requirements for Annex A in BS 8203:2017- code of practice for resilient floor coverings. This standard gives flooring manufacturers and installers a clear reference of plywood that should be used for a successful and reliable flooring installation.

SP101® Hanson Indonesian Special OverlayEN636-2 • EN314-2 Class 3 Glue Bond • E1 Emissions • CE Marked • FLEGT Licensed

Superior medium to lightweight plywood specifically manufactured with accurate dimensional tolerances and high surface quality in mind.

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Exterior Glued Birch Plywood

Multi-ply, cross banded plywood made entirely from Birch veneer. Our collection of exterior glued Birch panels come in a wide variety of thickness, grades, sheet sizes and veneer grain directions. The collection is comprised of FSC® or PEFC™ Certified material and CARB Phase II compliant products are available on request.

The product meets the requirements of EN 636-2 and has a glue bond that meets EN 314-2 Class 1.

Exterior Glued Birch Throughout PlywoodEN 636-2 • EN 314-2 Class 3 Glue Bond • E1 Emissions • CE Marked • FSC® Certified.

Exterior Glued panels suitable for a wide variety of applications.

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Interior Glued Birch Plywood

An interior glue bond means that h Interior Glued Birch Plywood is bonded with a colourless, urea-formaldehyde glue which allows clean, burn-free cutting when using a laser. This colourless resin means that the end grain is clear so it can be more easily utilised in decorative situations (exterior glue bonds are often darker in colour).

h Interior Glued Birch Plywood is suitable for interior applications and meets the requirements of EN 636-1.

Interior Glued Birch Throughout PlywoodEN 636-1 • EN314-2 Class 1 Glue Bond • E1 Emissions • CE Marked

Birch throughout Plywood suitable for interior applications and ideal for machining, routing and further processing.

 

 

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Exterior Glued Thin Birch Plywood

Decorative, flexible and versatile thin birch throughout panels constructed using an exterior glue bond.

hThin Birch Plywood is meticulously manufactured using state-of-the art machinery and specialised peeling techniques. Veneers are peeled from the log at as thin as 0.13mm on the thinner panels and cross-banded to make a malleable plywood sheet.
The product’s flexibility allows it to be bent and moulded to fit those applications where curvature is required but a reasonable degree of strength must be maintained. 0.4mm and 0.8mm panels have a darker hue due to the exterior bond telegraphing through the face veneers.

Thin Birch Plywood – Exterior GlueEN 314-2 Class 3 Glue Bond • E1 Emissions • CE Marked • PEFC™ Certified.

Decorative, flexible and versatile thin birch throughout panels constructed using an exterior glue bond.

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Interior Glued Thin Birch Plywood

Decorative, flexible and versatile thin birch throughout panels constructed using an interior glue bond.

hThin Birch Plywood is meticulously manufactured using state-of-the art machinery and specialised peeling techniques. Veneers are peeled from the log at as thin as 0.13mm on the thinner panels and cross-banded to make a malleable plywood sheet.

The product’s flexibility allows it to be bent and moulded to fit those applications where curvature is required but a reasonable degree of strength must be maintained.

Thin Birch Plywood – Interior GlueEN 636-1 • EN314-2 Class 1 Glue Bond • E1 Emissions • CE Marked

Decorative, flexible and versatile thin birch throughout panels constructed using an interior glue bond.

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This is a collection of products that are light in weight, stable and easy to cut and machine. Available as a Poplar throughout panel (light in colour with a barely perceptible grain) or Ilomba faced (pink in hue with a poplar core). We also offer a Pure Glue alternative in both products which uses a NAF (No Added Formaldehyde) resin, offering impressive environmental credentials.

h Panguaneta Lightweight Plywood meets EN 636-1 and is suitable for interior applications.

Panguaneta Poplar Plywood

PEFC™ and FSC® Certified. Combines significant weight saving with high quality faces. Extremely accurate thickness and dimensional tolerances.

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h Elliottis Pine Plywood

Elliottis Pine Plywood offers a practical solution to specifications that prioritise structural capabilities over aesthetic values. Following intensive research and several mill visits, Hanson Plywood representatives have been able to select Brazilian manufacturers who produce the most consistent and extensively tested panels in Brazil.

h Elliottis Pine Plywood meets the requirements of EN 636-2 and is also available with BBA accreditation. Testing has been conducted in line with EN 12871 for suitability in walls, floors and roofs.

Elliottis Pine PlywoodEN 636-2 • EN 314-2 Class 3 Glue Bond • E1 Emissions • CE Marked

Practical and affordable Elliottis Pine Plywood sourced from specialist mills

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