Product Name:BS1088 Marine Plywood
BS1088 is the British Standard specification for marine plywood. Its applies to plywood produced with untreated tropical hardwood veneers. This plywood have a set level of resistance to fungal attack. The plies are bonded with Weather Boil Proof (WBP or Dynea Phenolic glue) adhesive.
All BS1088 marine plywood can undergo 72 hours of boiling water test without delamination.
The products have obtained American CARB certification, American EPA certification, FSC forest certification, SGS certification, Lloyd's Register certification and other internationally renowned qualification certifications.
|Face/ Back ||Okoume, Eucalyptus, Pine, Poplar, Birch |
|---Thickness of Face/Back: ||0.2/0.3/0.4/0.6/0.9/1.2mm |
|Core: ||Okoume, Eucalyptus, Pine, Poplar, Birch |
|Adhesive: ||WBP or Dynea Phenolic glue |
|Thickness: ||4/6/9/12/15/18/21/22/24/25/28/30/36mm |
|Moisture content: ||8-14% |
|Density: ||580-780kg/m3 |
|680-780kg/m3 ||Fsc, EPA/Carb, Lloyds Register of Shipping, SGS |
Marine Ply Manufacturing Standards
Below is some general information on BS1088 plywood. It is important when buying timber for your project that you are informed about what you are purchasing so you end up with the best products for your boat.
For those looking to build a boat using marine plywood in Australia there are a number of options to choose from but not many in the lightweight category. The choice of many boat builders for years has been a ply made from an African hardwoood called Okoume or Gaboon.
Marine Plywood is manufactured to an exacting standard to ensure it is fit for purpose. The ocean is not a forgiving place and sub standard materials are quickly shown to be inadequate for the task.
There are two main marine ply standards that we see in Australia namely AS/NZS 2272:2006 (The Australian and New Zealand Standard) and BS1088-1:2003 (The British standard which is read in conjunction with BS1088-2:2003 which is a standard used for determining glue bond quality in BS1088 marine ply).
Both standards are similar and specify in detail the manufacturing tolerances and allowable defects in ply sheets. For example;
Pin knots in face veneers - up to 6 per square metre
of panel surface
Pin knots in core veneers - unlimited number
For Face veneers - Knots (sound intergrown)-not
exceeding 4 mm measured across the grain and not
more than four per sheet.
For core veneers - sound knots - unlimited in number
So probably the biggest problem we face is that there is a bunch of ply being manufactured that does not comply and both the manufacturers and sellers of the ply are aware of this fact yet they are still happy to tout their product as being BS1088 compliant. Third party certification that the ply has actually been manufactured to the standard is considered to be the most stringent test of compliance. Lloyds Register are one such body that independently assesses products such as Gaboon marine ply against set standards.
Hongcheng as a professional supplier and manufactory of LVL, Formply and Structural plywood, we know the importance of quality and certificate. Our partner factory of marine plywood has a complete manufacturing, inspection and testing system, as well as a sound third-party certification.
Q: What service could you supply?
A: In addition to providing high quality standardized products, we can also provide special-sized products and customized services. More important, you could get the professional suggestion from our expert.
Q: Could I get some free samples?
A: We could send you the free samples via your express account. Or you could also prepay the postage to us. After the order confirmed, the express fee will be paid back.
Q: How about your payment terms?
A: We accept both T/T payment and irrevocable L/C at sight. For the T/T payment, we accept 30% prepayment in advance and the balance payable against copy of B/L.
Q: What is your delivery lead time?
Generally, we can deliver the goods to you within 7~30 days according to the purchase quantity after receiving your 30% prepayment or original B/L.