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Birch Plywood – Furniture & Design

Plywood panels which are suitable for a variety of furniture and design applications

The furniture industry has traditionally used birch plywood panels due to their high strength and durable properties in functional applications such as; schools, laboratories, auditoriums, libraries, shops, restaurants, and bars.
There is also now a growing demand for the use of birch plywood for more decorative finishes and many designers are highlighting the clean faces and laminated edge detail that are a primary feature of panels.

Our extensive range of birch plywood for the furniture industry is produced by a range of manufacturers who are renowned for their technical knowledge and ability to produce very high-quality plywood. Products are produced using selected premium birch logs to ensure that every stringent requirement that the furniture industry may have is fully satisfied.

 

 

Key Attributes
  • Clean and aesthetically pleasing appearance
  • Stability and ease of machining
  • Mechanical strength, toughness, and durability
  • Flexibility for bending and forming
  • Good core composition which can be utilised as a design feature
  • Glue bonding both for both exterior and interior applications
  • Panels suitable for laser or waterjet cutting
  • Fire resistant treated panels available
Applicable Standards
  • BS EN 313 – Plywood classification, terminology
  • BS EN 314-2 – Bonding quality
  • BS EN 635 – Plywood classification by surface appearance
  • BS EN 636 – Plywood specification
  • GOST Grading Standard
Environment

88% of Hanson Plywood’s Birch Plywood is sourced from well-managed, FSC® Certified forest management units (10% is sourced from PEFC™ certified sources).

The company’s robust FSC® Chain of Custody management system ensures that this certification is respected and adhered to throughout the supply chain. For further information, please refer to our Environment Page.

Birch  Plywood also emits extremely low levels of formaldehyde and is CARB Phase 2 compliant. This means the product’s glue line is tested by the California Air Resource Board to meet a permissible level lower than that which is dictated by the European Standards (E1 under EN 717-2).

Quick Reference Guide – Birch Plywood

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

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

Thickness (MM)
3
4
5
6
8
9
12
15
18
21
24
27
30
35
40
50
Available Grades
Typical Density (kg/m3)
Typical Weight/8x4 (Kg)
Number of Plies
Gluing Options
Thickness Tolerance * * Sanded panels only
B/BB, S+/BB, BB/BB, BB/CP, CP/CP, C/C
700kg/m3
6.2
3
E1 Int
+0.3
/-0.4
8.3
3
E1 Int
/Ext
+0.3
/-0.5
10.4
4/5
E1 Int
+0.4
/-0.5
12.5
5
E1 Int
/Ext
+0.4
/-0.5
16.6
6/7
E1 Int
+1
/-0.5
18.7
7
E1 Int
/Ext
+0.4
/-0.6
25
9
E1 Int
/Ext
+0.5
/-0.7
31.2
11
E1 Int
/Ext
+0.6
/-0.8
37.5
13
E1 Int
/Ext
+0.7
/-0.9
43.7
15
E1 Int
/Ext
+0.8
/-1.0
50
17
E1 Int
/Ext
+0.9
/-1.1
56.2
19
E1 Int
+1.0
/-1.2
62.5
21
E1 Int
+1.1
/-1.3
72.9
25
E1 Int
+1.05
/- 1.45
83.5
29
E1 Int
+1.2
/-1.2
105
36
E1 Int
+ 1.5
/- 1.9
*For further detailed information such as structural detail and help with specifications, please contact our technical team.
Size
3mm
4mm
5mm
6mm
9mm
12mm
15mm
18mm
21mm
24mm
27mm
30mm
35mm
40mm
50mm
1525 x 1525
2440 x 1220
1220 x 3050
1525 x 3050
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