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Okoume Marine Plywood

Following extensive consultation with our suppliers, it is our opinion that genuine Marine Plywood which fully meets and is tested to BS 1088 (specification for Marine Plywood) is too expensive for the construction applications that the product is commonly specified for.

Marine Plywood has been specified, mostly in construction applications, in the belief that it is simply a high quality product. We firmly consider this practice to be outdated and advise that all specifications should be satisfied with products that are fit for purpose taking into account the application and the particular performance criteria required.

Hanson Plywood have therefore concluded that commercial Marine Plywood is no longer an appropriate product for our portfolio and we are replacing it with our Performance Plywood which is suitable for exterior conditions and gives guaranteed performance and peace of mind for construction applications.

The Timber Trade Federation have placed requirements for members importing Marine Plywood to ensure that products have been quality assured by recognised third parties. As a TTF Member, High Performance Marine Plywood which is fully compliant with BS1088 and Third Party Quality Asssured by recognised certification bodies, still remains a part of our product range.

Typical Applications
  • General joinery
  • Boat building
  • Panels in exposed areas
Applicable Standards
  • BS 1088 – Marine Plywood specification.
  • 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
Quick Reference Guide - Plywood
Applicable Products
Typical Applications
Use 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
Far Eastern Type Plywood
(Malaysian/Indonesian/Chinese)
Softwood Constructional Plywood (Finnish, Spruce, Elliottis Pine, etc)
Performance Plywood
Marine Plywood BS1088
(Independently Verified)
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.
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
EN13986 - Wood based panels for construction
EN636:2012 + A1:2015
Plywood-Specifications
EN314-2 Plywood bond quality
EN310 - Bending test
EN13986 - Wood based panels for use in construction
EN636:2012 + A1:2015
Plywood-Specifications
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
EN636:2012 + A1:2015
Plywood-Specifications
EN314-2 Plywood bond quality
EN335 - Durability of wood and wood-based panel products
EN310 - 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
Size
4mm
6mm
9mm
12mm
18mm
25mm
2440mm x 1220mm
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