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.
  • Lower than E1 Formaldehyde Release.
  • 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 question we are frequently asked is which fire rated panel will provide 30 minute or 60 minute fire resistance. The answer of course is not straight forward and although fire rated panels can be used as part of a fire barrier system, such as partitions, the finished design requires additional independent testing to achieve such a rating.

Since the introduction of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Fire retardant panels are tested against EN13823:2002 (SBI or Single Burning Item Test) and EN11925 (Ignitability Test) and given a rating against their performance.

SBI is the key test and records parameters relating to the rate of fire growth, lateral flame spread, heat release and smoke emission.

There are seven Euroclass Classifications for fire performance of different construction materials ranging from A1 and A2 through to F. Classifications for wood based panel products such as Plywood, MDF and Chipboard include B, C, D and E. Euroclasses D and E relate to untreated material.

Class
Performance Description
Fire Scenario
Heat Attack
Examples of Products
A1
No contribution to fire
Fully developed fire in a room
At least 60kW/m2
Products of natural stone concrete, bricks, ceramic, glass, steel and many metallic products
A2
No contribution to fire
Fully developed fire in a room
At least 60kW/m2
Products similar to those of class A1, including small amounts of organic compounds
B
Very limited contribution to fire
Single burning item in a room
40kW/m2 on a limited area
Gypsum boards with different (thin) surface linings. Fire retardant wood-based panel products
C
Limited contribution to fire
Single burning item in a room
40kW/m2 on a limited area
Phenolic foam, gypsum boards with different surface linings. Flame retardant wood-based panel products (thicker than in class B)
D
Acceptable contribution to fire
Single burning item in a room
40kW/m2 on a limited area
Wood-based panel products with thickness > about 10mm and density > about 400kg/m3 (depending on end use)
E
Acceptable contribution to fire
Small flame attack
Flame height 20mm
Low density fibreboard, plastic based insulation products
F
No performance requirements
Small flame attack
Flame height 20mm
Products not tested (no requirements)
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
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