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Melamine Faced Plywoods

Melamine Faced Plywood
  • Stock thickness = 6mm-30mm
  • Stock panel size = 2440x1220mm, 1250x2500mm, 1525x3050mm
  • Heavy duty coating (minimum 395g/m2)
  • Smooth semi-matt surface
  • White held in stock, other decors to special order in single/multi-pallet quantity

Overview

Covered in a hard-wearing melamine impregnated paper film that is chemically bonded to a birch plywood core using heat & pressure, melamine faced plywoods are tough, waterproof and scratch resistant. They are used extensively in the manufacture of furniture, kitchens & toys and installations such as shopfitting, exhibitions & displays, workshops & vehicle conversions.

The coating has exceptionally good colour stability - even in exterior applications - and good chemical resistance. Many household detergents can therefore be used safely on the surface, thus making it very easy to keep clean.

These panels are supplied from stock in the form of white melamine faced birch plywood - with a smooth white film bonded onto an exterior bonded birch plywood core - although other colours, woodgrains & core plywoods are available to special order in pallet/multi-pallet quantities.

Information

Technical details (general)

  • Construction:
    • Exterior birch plywood faced with a hard-wearing, smooth melamine-impregnated film
  • Standard thickness:
    • 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 21mm, 24mm, 27mm, 30mm
      (plus surface coating)
  • Standard sizes:
    • 1200 / 1220 / 1250 x 2400 / 2440 / 2500mm
    • 1200 / 1220 x 3000 / 3050 / 3300 / 3660mm
    • 1500 / 1525 x 2400 / 2440 / 3000 / 3050 / 3660mm
  • Special sizes:
    • In principle, any size can be produced up to the maximum stated above
  • Surface coating:
    • UV-resistant film (approx 0.2mm) with slight stipple texture often described as similar to 'orange peel'
  • Edge treatment:
    • Typically sealed with exterior acrylic paint to protect against moisture
  • Wear rating:
    • Taber abrasion value = typical 1400R (EN 438-2)
  • Tolerances:
    • Length/width:
      Typical: up to 1m @ ±1mm, up to 2m @ ±2mm , 2m & above @ ±3mm
    • Thickness (core plywood):
      Ranges from 4mm @ +0.3mm/-0.4mm to 50mm @ ±1.2mm
    • (Special tolerances by arrangement)
  • Bonding Quality:
    • EN 314-2 Class 3 - Exterior
    • E1 (EN 13986) Low formaldehyde, CARB II, ULEF (Ultra Low Emitting Formaldehyde)
  • Hazard class:
    • EN 636-2 - Covered exterior & limited high moisture applications
    • EN 636-3 - Exterior & high moisture applications
  • Approximate weights of birch plywood core:
  • 6mm =4.4 kg/m
  • 9mm =6.3 kg/m
  • 12mm =8.2 kg/m
  • 15mm =10.1 kg/m
  • 18mm =12.0 kg/m
  • 21mm =13.9 kg/m
  • 24mm =15.9 kg/m
  • 27mm =18.0 kg/m
  • 30mm =20.0 kg/m