Full Baltic Birch Plywood Inspections and QC grading rules
Baltic Birch Plywood , 100% calibrated BalticBirch core and faced, bonded layer of 1.4mm thick birch.
Birch Plywood is ultimate in Plywood having excellent physical and mechanical properties. It can be laser cut and also CNC machined owing to its uniform construction.Birch plywood is high quality light weight multi layered plywood panel made throughout from machine composed birch veneers and faced with a natural whole piece birch veneer of 1.4mm thickness. It is bonded with thermosetting, exterior quality phenolic resin adhesives commonly known as WBP (Weather and Boil Proof) and is compliant California CARB regulations on formaldehyde emissions. It also complies with European E1 standard.
Birch Plywood has been designed to suit any and every application where durability, versatility, high bending strength, rigidity, stability, accuracy and tolerance to humidity parameters of performance value are critical.
Birch Plywood is an answer to both interior and exterior applications where combination of physical properties with high class surfaces is necessary without any compromise.
- Die boards
- Sports stadium
- Wooden Homes
- Container floors
- Jute Card Staves
- Driving ramps
- Vehicle industry
- Kitchen cabinets
- furniture parts
- Bathroom furniture
- musical instruments
- Wind turbine blades
- Furniture construction
- Doors and door surfaces
- Construction scaffolding
- Cold storage cargo holds
- Traffic signs and notices
- Building and construction
- Internal and external design
- sound insulation latticework
- Garden & bungalow furniture
- Trade and storage equipment
- Carcass and upholstered furniture
- Silos: animal feed, grains, fertilisers
- Children’s furniture, playing grounds, toys,
Birch Plywood is made in a range of thickness from 4mm to 40mm.
However, the commonly available Ex-Stock thickness is
6mm x 5 ply
9mm x 7 ply
12mm x 9 ply
16mm x 11 ply
18mm x 13 ply
21mm x 15 ply.
The most commonly available dimension is 2440mm x 1220mm.
Other dimensions such as
2500 mm x 1250 mm
2500 mm x 1525 mm
1525 mm x 3050 mm
1525 mm x 1525 mm
can be had on prior arrangement.
Commonly available surface Grades are B/BB, BB/BB.
Other grades can also be had under prior arrangement.
Appearance Grading Rules
Grade “B”: Natural Whole piece surface has light and uniform colour. A few small pin knots and some brown streaks are allowed. Veneer of this grade is intended for natural finishes. Plugging is not allowed.
Grade “BB”: Natural Whole piece surface has light and uniform colour. A few sound tight knots are permitted. Open knots and defects are eliminated and plugged with small oval or round colour matched veneer patches before gluing.
Grade “CP”: Natural Whole piece surface is very close to Grade BB. However, thin splits and tight knots are allowed. The oval or round plugging by veneer is allowed in unlimited numbers which may not be colour matched
Grade “C”: Natural Whole piece surface Open defects such as open knots and veneer splits are allowed. The surface remains unsanded. It is a cost effective solution in packaging and for crating where strength is more important than the appearance.