|Thickness||7mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 17mm, 19mm, 21mm|
|Bond||Phenolic A-Bond For Structural Use (Marine Grade Glue, WBP, Water Proof)|
|Formaldehyde Emissions||Less than 0.3mg/l Formaldehyde (equivalent to E0) emissions|
|Core||Poplar, Hardwood, Combi|
|Veneer Grades||CD, DD, BD|
|Uses||Framing, Flooring, Wall Bracing, Sheathig, Cladding, Decking, Exterior, Beams|
The plywood used in structural applications in Australia and New Zealand is plywood
manufactured to AS/NZS 2269, it can be branded with the word “structural”, the standard “AS/NZS 2269”, CD(the face and back veneer quality), A-Bond(the glue bond type), a stress grade eg. “F11”, the plywood identification code, eg. 17-24-7 (where 17=nominal thickness, 24=face veneer thickness x 10, and 7=number of veneers), and the PAA
A typical brand may be:
Structural to AS/NZS 2269 (Plywood type & Standard)
CD – A Bond (Face & back veneer quality -glue bond type)
F11 (Stress grade)
17-24-7 (Plywood ID code)
EWPAA Tested Structural (EWPAA-JAS-ANZ Brand)
Structural Plywood Manufactured to AS/NZS 2269 Type A Bond possesses standard structural properties. It is designed for a structural rather than aesthetic function and structural grade plywood are available in 2 grades based on face and back veneer quality. This is a commercial name used in Australia and New Zealand and it’s very similar with CDX plywood which is a term in United States and Canada.
C grade face which is a veneer which includes minor defects, filled or patched; D grade back which can contain open defects such as knot holes or splits;
Both face and back veneer contain open defects.
Special types of structural plywood can be manufactured using B grade veneer.