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Birch – Laser Plywood

Birch throughout Plywood ideal for machining, routing and cutting for internal applications.

Similar to  Exterior Glued Birch Plywood, the selection of mills and suppliers is crucial to the consistency of quality for our range of Interior Glued Birch panels.

The use of Interior Glue mitigates the risk of scorching when cutting with a laser. Frequent quality checks have been carried out to ensure that the boards go above and beyond allowable twisting tolerances and are as flat as possible in order to assist with machining.

 

Typical Applications
  • Laser cutting
  • CNC Routing
  • Die Cutting
  • Toy Making
  • Furniture Manufacture
Applicable Standards
  • BS EN 313 – Plywood classification & terminology
  • BS EN 314-2 – Plywood bonding quality
  • BS EN 635 – Plywood classification by surface appearance
  • BS EN 636 – Plywood specification
  • GOST Grading Standards
  • CARB Phase 2 – Californian Air Resources Board (Formaldehyde Emission Regulation)
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.

Exterior Glue Birch Throughout 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.
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

All measurements are denoted in millimetres (mm).

Grade - B/BB
Size
3mm
4mm
5mm
6mm
9mm
15mm
18mm
1525 x 1525
Grade - BB/ BB
Size
3mm
4mm
6mm
9mm
12mm
15mm
18mm
24mm
2440 x 1220
1220 x 2440
1525 x 2440
1525 x 1830
1525 x 1270
1830 x 1270
1830 x 1220
1525 x 1525
Grade - BB Lacquer Coated
Size
12mm
1220 x 2440
Grade - C/C
Size
3mm
4mm
5mm
6mm
8mm
12mm
15mm
18mm
1525 x 1525
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