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Birch Plywood

Plywood sheets comprising birch veneers throughout which produces the most versatile of products. Suitable for applications; general construction, defined engineered structures, decorative panelling/furniture etc.

Birch as a species is pale or yellow coloured and very dense with short wood fibres. Its distribution is continuous throughout Europe and towards the far east of Russia. Common birch is a medium-sized, deciduous tree that colonises open areas quickly through the use of its abundantly produced seeds. It is most abundant in Northern Europe.

Hanson Plywood source Birch Plywood from Finland, Poland, Russia, Latvia and Ukraine with the TTF’s Responsible Purchasing Policy being applied in full.

 

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
Quick Reference Guide – Birch Plywood

Hanson Birch Quick Reference Guide (Typical values collated from Finnish, Russian & Latvian production standards).

Please note that all of the grades below are sanded with the exception of C grade.

Thickness (MM)
4
6
9
12
15
18
21
24
27
30
35
50
Available Grades
Typical Density (kg/m3)
Typical Weight/8x4 (Kg)
Number of Plies
Gluing Options
Thickness Tolerance * * Sanded panels only
S, B, BB, BB/CP, WG
680-720
7.7
3
E1 Int/Ext
+0.3/-0.5
S, B, BB, BB/CP, WG, C
680-720
11.5
5
E1 Int/Ext
+0.4/-0.5
S, B, BB, BB/CP, WG, C
680-720
17.3
7
E1 Int/Ext
+0.4/-0.6
S, B, BB, BB/CP, WG, CP, C
680-720
23
9
E1 Int/Ext
+0.5/-0.7
S, B, BB, BB/CP, WG, CP, C
680-720
28.8
11
E1 Int/Ext
+0.6/-0.8
S, B, BB, BB/CP, WG, CP, C
680-720
34.6
13
E1 Int/Ext
+0.7/-0.9
BB, BB/CP, C
680-720
40.3
15
E1 Int/Ext
+0.8/-1.0
S, B, BB, BB/CP, CP, C
680-720
46.1
17
E1 Int/Ext
+0.9/-1.1
BB
680-720
51.8
19
E1 Int/Ext
+1.0/-1.2
BB, BB/CP
680-720
57.6
21
E1 Int/Ext
+1.1/-1.3
BB/CP
680-720
76.8
25
E1 Int/Ext
+1.05/ - 1.45
BB
680-720
107.1
36
E1 Int/Ext
+ 1.5/- 1.9
*For further detailed information such as structural detail and help with specifications, please contact our technical team.
Birch Plywood Products

Exterior Glued Birch Throughout Plywood EN 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 Throughout Plywood EN 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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Thin Birch Plywood – Exterior Glue EN 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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Fire Retardant Birch Plywood EN 636-2 • EN 314-2 Class 3 Glue Bond • CE Marked • FSC® Certified

Treated Birch Plywood meeting the requirements of Euro Class B and suitable for structural applications.

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Thin Birch Plywood – Interior Glue EN 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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Decorative Veneered Birch Plywood EN 636-2 • EN 314-2 Class 3 Glue Bond • E1 Emissions • CE Marked • FSC® Certified

Decorative veneers on a high performing, structural birch plywood core.

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Finnish Birch Veneer PEFC™ Certified

Rotary peeled birch veneer suitable for furniture frames and other applications where flexibility is required. (Disclaimer: not a Plywood)

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