Applications
Exhibitions/ Displays
Construction/ Joinery
Commercial/ Leisure Vehicles
Theatre Sets
Shop/ Bar Fitting
Product Features
  • Euroclass B Fire Retardant Panel
  • Little or no smoke contribution in event of fire (S1)
  • No burning droplets on introduction to flame (d0)
  • Available with PEFC™ or  FSC® certification.
  • Lightweight Construction.
  • Ultra Low Emitting Formaldehyde (ULEF)
  • Moisture content between 8 and 13%.
  • Sustainable plantation species.

Panguaneta Plywood is available in a wide range of thicknesses and sizes. Please view the Panguaneta Brochure in the ‘Downloads & Links’ section to view the full range of products available.

Applicable Standards
  • EN ISO 11925 – Ignitability test.
  • BS EN 13501-1 – Single Burning Item Test.
  • BS EN 313 – Plywood classification & terminology.
  • BS EN 314 – Plywood bonding quality.
  • BS EN 635 – Plywood classification by surface appearance.
  • BS EN 636 – Plywood specification.
  • European Class B/C Fire Ratings
Environment

Panguaneta’s Pangua-Fire Plywood is PEFC™ certified, with  FSC® available on request. The product is available as a Poplar throughout panel but can also be sourced as an Ilomba/Poplar twin panel.

Although potentially representing a small percentage of the product as it is primarily on the face and back, it is crucial that the Ilomba veneers used in the product are from legal and sustainable sources. Panguaneta have employed a robust Due Diligence System as part of the requirements of PEFC™ Chain of Custody and the European Union Timber Regulation which enables them to closely monitor the forest of origin of this species prior to manufacture.

The Poplar used in Fire retardant Poplar Plywood is a very specific strain of the fast-growing I-214 Italian clone specifically developed for the plywood industry and it is harvested in Northern Italy on the banks of the River Po. The species is synonymous with environmental protection as it is known to improve the quality of air and water, protect the biodiversity of natural habitats and is a renewable and sustainable resource.

Panguaneta has implemented and plays a leading role in an exemplary programme for the sustainable development of the Poplar industry in Italy; the ‘100% Poplar Made in Italy’ label. The company is also a member of the world organisation ‘Pro-Populus’ which is active in the promotion and environmental safeguarding of poplar trees.

Panguaneta does not make use of wood harvested from areas where traditions or civil rights have been violated or where there are ongoing armed conflicts. All timber found in Panguaneta Poplar Plywood is from areas that have not been menaced or illegally cultivated nor do they source from from natural areas converted into plantations with genetically modified trees (GMOs).

Quick Reference Guide – Fire Ratings

A request we commonly receive is that for a panel with a 1 hour or ½ hr fire rating.

30 or 60mins relates to the concept of Fire Resistance and typically relates to the ability of an elevation or door to withstand the passage of a fully developed fire for said amount of time.

Euroclass relates to the concept of Reaction to Fire and focuses on initial fire growth phase. A Euroclass rated panel may form part of a fire barrier system requiring 30 or 60 mins Fire Resistance overall. We recommend that suitability of a Euroclass rated panel within the design is based upon 3rd party assessment or independent testing specific to the project in question.

There are 7 Euroclass classifications ranging from A1 to F. In line with the Construction Products Regulation (2013) each Euroclass rating requires testing against the relevant European fire test methods – see table below.

Hanson Plywood offer a range of panels manufactured with an A1 rating (see below). Untreated wood-based panels such as plywood, OSB, MDF & Chipboard typically achieve a Euroclass D or E rating. Fire rated panels can be supplied to a Euroclass B or Euroclass C fire performance as required depending upon regulatory requirements.

Class
Performance description
National Class (England & Wales)
National Test Standard (England & Wales)
A1
BS EN ISO 1182
BS EN ISO 1716
Non-combustible
BS 476: Part 4
A2
BS EN ISO 1182
BS EN ISO 1716
BS EN 13823
Limited combustibility
BS 476: Part 11
B
BS EN 13823
BS EN 11925-2
0
BS 476: Part 6
BS 476: Part 7
Bfl (Flooring only)
EN ISO 9239-1
EN ISO 11925-2
N/A
N/A
C
BS EN 13823
BS EN 11925-2
1 & 2
BS 476 : Part 7
D
BS EN 13823
BS EN 11925-2
3
BS 476: Part 7
E
BS EN 11925-2
4
BS 476 : Part 7
F
No performance determined
Unclassified
No Test
Quick Reference Guide - Plywood
Applicable Products
Typical Applications
Use Class (see definitions)
Applicable Standards
Minimum Requirements
Internal applications with minimal exposure to moisture.
All internal joinery, flooring underlay, pipe boxing, doors, hatches, weight saving applications etc.
Internal joinery with temporary exposure during construction.
Flooring, 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
EN 13986 - Wood-based panels for use in construction
EN 636:2012+A1:2015
Plywood specifications
EN 314-2 - Plywood bond quality
EN 310 - Bending test
EN 13986 - Wood-based panels for use in construction
EN 636:2012+A1:2015
Plywood specifications
EN 314-2 - Plywood bond quality
EN 335 - Durability of wood and wood-based panel products
EN 310 - Bending test
EN 13986 - Wood-based panels for use in construction
EN 636:2012+A1:2015
Plywood specifications.
EN 314-2 Plywood bond quality
EN 335 - Durability of wood and wood-based panel products
EN 310 - Bending test
CE Marked
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
Sizes & Availability

Grades below are determined in reference to EN 635.

Size
6mm
9mm
12mm
15mm
18mm
25mm
Grade
B/BB
B/BB
B/BB
B/BB
B/BB
B/BB
2500mm x 1220mm
3100mm x 1530mm