Browse Month: December 2018

Commercial Plywood – Comparison with Marine Plywood

Commercial Plywood is the most production and export/import plywood for commercial markets. So for it is said as commercial plywoods manufactured by softwood plywoods and hardwood plywoods that give cheap expense than other plywoods. Commercial plywood is a Moisture Resistant (MR) material that can withstand some volume of humidity, dampness and wet conditions but not a waterproof as marine plywood. Yes, marine plywood is not only moisture prevention but a boiling water resistant (BWR) proof material made by phenolic formaldehyde in synthetic resin or glue that bond the layers of wood together. For commercial plywood, the resin is made by urea melamine formaldehyde that only protect from moisture.
Commercial Plywood application is concentrated on the interior decoration & furniture use for home, buildings & offices, then packing materials purpose and container floors. Usually, the plywoods are manufactured into three or more layers based on the variety. The tropical and marine plywoods contain above 5 layers depending on the applications. In commercial plywood, it covers 3ply – 9 ply commonly. Exterior construction covers 3ply and cabinet shops cover 5ply- 9ply. The plies increases then cost increases. However it has less quality compared to marine plywood and cheaper than that.

Building Construction Plywoods and Its Varieties

Plywoods – a trendy product for interior decorations, home constructions and furniture making to all over the world. It is a combined thin layer of wood manufacturing material from wood veneer or plies, where ply means to layer. Plywoods, the engineered (man-made) wood board that has more than three layers of wood glued together to form into a strong density. This plywood board contains particle board or low density fibre-board (manufactured using sawdust or sawmill shavings and resin) and medium density fibre-board (manufactured as a panel by forming at a high temperature of wood fibres with wax and resin).
Types of Plywood
The varieties of building construction plywoods,
1. Softwood Plywood – the softwood plywood is made from the gymnosperm trees like pine, cedar and redwood trees, and these softwood plywoods are used for home constructions (roofing, wall, floors) and industrial purposes.
2. Hardwood Plywood – the hardwood plywood is from angiosperm trees that are manufacturing with a resin coating and gives strength, resistance and stiffness. It is used for building constructions and factories.
3. Tropical Plywood – the tropical plywood is made from combined species of tropical timber from forest areas where it is the most production and export plywood. It is a high quality product which sold at standard cost in many countries. It is also used for construction purpose as floor and concrete work.
4. Marine Plywood – the marine plywood is used in the bathroom, kitchen and subfloors to prevent from fungal and rotting due to the moisture on those areas.
5. Flexible Plywood – it is mainly using for furniture making for home and industries.
6. Decorative Plywood – it is made from ash oak, red oak, rosewood, birch and more for interior decoration and construction purpose of the home, and buildings.