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High-quality commercial & technical plywoods

Plywood

Birch Plywood
  • Thickness = 0.4mm-100mm
  • Stock panel sizes = 1270x1270mm up to 1525x3050mm
  • Maximum size 5100mm long and 2100mm wide
    (2900x13000mm if scarf jointed)
  • Can be supplied with glue suitable for laser cutting
  • Available rated EN 636-3 - suitable for fully exterior applications
  • Fire retardant options available

Overview

These plywoods are available in a wide range of thicknesses and sizes. All plywood types can be supplied with any combination of the following additional services...

  • Standard material as produced at the plywood mill
  • Faced with over 350 real wood veneers to
  • High pressure laminates bonded to both sides
  • Precoated with clear lacquer, oil or wax
  • Painted/lacquered or special bespoke finishes
  • Cut to size
  • Edges profiled to your specific requirements
  • Machined to your bespoke design or pattern

Plywood Types

Winwood Products is a plywood supplier offering the following configurations/options:

Commercial Plywoods

Birch plywood

Birch Plywood
  • 0.4mm-50mm thick (composites up to 100mm)
  • Stock thickness:
    0.4mm, 0.8mm, 1.5mm, 4mm-50mm
  • Stock sizes:
    2440x1220mm, 1220x3050mm, 1525x1525mm, 1525x3050mm, 2400x1200mm, 1200x1200mm, 1200x2400mm, 1550x1550mm
  • Special sizes up to 1880x4000mm (standard)

Birch plywood is a well-known, good quality utility plywood panel that has a very good strength to weight ratio, and is relied upon to be stable under various ambient moisture conditions.

This product is used in various industrial & engineering applications, and used extensively for furniture manufacture & shopfitting.

Birch plywood can also be faced with decorative veneers and high-pressure laminates.

Lightweight poplar plywood

Lightweight poplar plywood
  • 3mm-60mm thick (composites up to 100mm)
  • Light in weight (typical 380-420kg/m³)
  • Stock thickness: 3mm-25mm
  • Stock panel sizes: 2440x1220mm & 3050x1220mm
  • Special sizes up to 5200mm long and 2130mm wide
  • Available with glueline suitable for laser cutting, and CARB/NAF (no added urea-formaldehyde)

Extremely light in weight and yet very strong, poplar plywood is used where weight and/or reliable quality of face and core are of concern.

Various face options are available, and it is also available faced with decorative veneers and high-pressure laminates.

Okoume lightweight marine plywood

Okoume lightweight marine plywood
  • 3mm-40mm thick (composites up to 100mm)
  • Light in weight (average 450kg/m³)
  • Stock thickness: 4mm-25mm
  • Stock size: 2500x1220mm
  • Special sizes up to 3100x1830mm
  • Suitable for extreme moisture conditions
  • BS 1088 marine performance supported by Lloyd's of London approval

Okoume plywood is often known in the UK as gaboon plywood and is a lightweight, high-quality panel that is typically supplied with exterior gluing in the form of okoume lightweight marine grade plywood.

OKoume ightweight marine plywood can be faced with decorative veneers and high-pressure laminates.

Flexible plywood

Flexible plywood
  • 3mm-16mm thick
  • Light in weight (average 450kg/m³)
  • Stock thickness: 5mm-16mm
  • Stock size: 3120x1850mm/1850x3120mm, 2500x1220mm/1220x2500mm
  • 5mm can be bent to 50mm radius under certain conditions

This range of plywoods has been specially engineered to offer a high degree of flexibility.

These panels are used to form curves and more organic shapes than can be achieved using standard plywood, which by its design, has been produced to be as rigid as possible.

Specialist Technical Plywoods

Beech-throughout Plywood

Beech Plywood: Beech veneer
  • Stocked with unjointed, single-piece faces (grade II+)
  • No patches on either face
  • 4mm-100mm thick
  • Stock thickness: 4mm-45mm
  • Stock size: 2550x1250mm
  • Stocked in closed core = no open defects anywhere in the panel
  • To special order up to:
    2550x1830mm (beech throughout) or
    3660x1220mm & 2500x2070mm (beech faced)

This extremely hard-wearing plywood (twice as hard as birch) is supplied with rotary cut or sliced cut beech face veneers that have been bonded to a beech plywood core.

This product is also available as the main structure of sound reduction plywood and flame retardant plywood.

Fineline striped plywood

Fineline plywood
  • 4mm-150mm thick (thicker by arrangement)
  • Unidirectional ash, beech & oak stocked in size 2300x350mm
  • Ash, beech, birch, maple & oak produced in small quantity up to size 2400x400mm
  • Max size 3050x400mm (wider by bonding multiple sections together)
  • Multiple woods can be mixed within one panel

The stripey appearance of this highly decorative plywood block of wood is used as a feature in interior finishes and in the manufacture of decorative furniture, stairs & floors.

This decorative striped plywood is manufactured using a combination of strips of woods that are bonded together to form a decorative panel product called Fineline.

Ash-throughout plywood

Ash Plywood
  • 4mm-40mm thick (composites up to 100mm)
  • Stock thickness: 4mm-18mm
  • Stocked size 2550x1250mm
  • Stocked in closed core = no open defects anywhere in the panel
  • To special order up to:
    2550x1830mm (ash throughout) or
    3660x1220mm & 2500x2070mm (ash faced)

Ash plywood is a high-quality technical plywood panel that is used in various industrial & engineering applications, the manufacture of decorative furniture and shopfitting.

Ash-throughout plywood is used in engineering & sports equipment where the technical characteristics and excellent dimensional stability of ash in varying ambient moisture levels is beneficial.

Maple-throughout plywood

Maple throughout plywood
  • Thickness from 3mm up to 100mm
  • Standard sizes of 1250/2200x1250mm & 2200x1530/1850mm
  • Special plywood sizes available up to a maximum of 2200x1850mm
  • Glue types of EN 636-2 E1 (covered exteriors) & EN 636-3 (fully exterior)

This plywood product is manufactured from 100% rotary peeled maple veneers.

The product is typically manufactured iusing maple veneers 1.66mm thick in closed core construction (without open defects).

Oak-throughout plywood

Oak throughout plywood
  • Thickness from 3mm up to 100mm
  • Standard sizes of 1250/2200/2550x1250mm & 2550x1530/1850mm
  • Special plywood sizes available up to a maximum of 2550x1850mm
  • Glue types of EN 636-2 E1 (covered exteriors) & EN 636-3 (fully exterior)

This is a very strong solid oak plywood product that has been manufactured from rotary peeled oak veneers that are closed (without open defects).

It is generally supplied using veneers of oak throughout its construction, although oak combi and oak-faced plywoods are also available for reasons of lower cost or lighter weight, etc.

Impregnated / Composite Plywoods

Flame-retardant plywood

Flame-Resistant Plywood
  • Standard thickness of, 12mm, 13mm, 15mm, 18mm, 27.5mm - others by arrangement
  • Standard size of 2440x1250mm, 2500x1220mm, 2500x1530mm
  • Special plywood sizes available up to a maximum of 1900x4000mm
  • Glue type of EN 636-2 E1 (covered exteriors)

This plywood product offers protection from fire hazards, as it delays the speed at which a fire spreads.

In its pre-impregnated form, it is generally based on beech plywood or birch plywood, although we also offer surface coatings that upgrade non-rated materials to EN 13501-1 Class B.

Sound-reduction plywood

Sound Reduction Plywood
  • Standard thickness of, 12mm, 13mm, 15mm, 18mm, 27.5mm - others by arrangement
  • Standard size of 2440x1250mm, 2500x1220mm, 2500x1530mm
  • Special plywood sizes available up to a maximum of 1900x4000mm
  • Glue type of EN 636-2 E1 (covered exteriors)

This plywood product offers greatly reduced sound transmission through walls & floors.

It is generally supplied as a composite based around beech plywood or okoume plywood, and it can be faced with our full range of decorative veneers or high-pressure laminates.

Information

Technical details (typical)

  • Construction:
    • Multiple layers of veneer (sometimes mixed with other materials (e.g. sound-reduction plywood), bonded with thermosetting glue. Typically, each layer is laid at right angles to its neighbour(s).
    • The standard procedure is to quote the grain direction as the first dimension, e.g. a panel of size 1220x2440mm will be assumed to have the face & reverse veneers running across the width of the panel
  • Standard thickness:
    • 0.4mm to 100mm (actual range dependent upon product type)
  • Typical sizes:
    • 2440 / 2500 / 2550 x 1200 / 1220 / 1250mm
    • 3000 / 3050 / 3300 / 3600 / 4000 x 1200 / 1220mm
    • 2400 / 2440 / 3000 / 3050 / 3600 / 4000 x 1500 / 1525 / 1880mm
    • NB: Panels are typically supplied in long-grain orientation, apart from some birch products, which are very often cross-grain oriented by default
  • Tolerances:
    • Length/width: up to 1m @ ±1mm, up to 2m @ ±2mm , 2m & above @ ±3mm
    • Thickness: +0.2mm, -0.5mm
    • (Others by arrangement)
  • Bonding Quality:
    • EN 314-2 Class 1 - Interior
    • EN 314-2 Class 2 - Limited resistance to high moisture
    • EN 314-2 Class 3 - Fully water resistant
    • E1 (EN 13986) Low formaldehyde, CARB II, ULEF (Ultra Low Emitting Formaldehyde)
  • Hazard class:
    • EN 636-1 - Interior applications
    • EN 636-2 - Limited high moisture / covered exteriors, e.g. soffits
      (NB: By definition the glueline must be minimum EN 314-2 Class 2)
    • EN 636-3 - Extended high moisture / fully exterior, e.g. fascias
      (NB: By definition the glueline must be minimum EN 314-2 Class 3)