Marine plywood is the highest graded plywood in the plywood industry. This means that the quality of marine plywood is best among all kinds of plywood. The IS grade of marine plywood in India is IS710. Marine plywood, in layman language, is generally BWP or boiling waterproof plywood.
The name of these plywood suggests that these are used for the boat construction industry because they are highly resistant to water. Boats require a tremendous resistance to water. Hence, they are made to withstand long exposure to water. While BWP grade can do that, BWR can only resist exposure to water for a shorter span of time. BWP grade makes an ideal choice for homeowners and architects in making furniture for bathrooms and kitchens and other places that are frequently exposed to water.
1. Marine plywood uses high quality modified resin:
The adhesives used in making marine plywood are synthetic plastic resin, basically, a Phenol Formaldehyde resin that is known to have great adhesive quality. Use of good quality resins helps block all the moisture and water. Good brands use undiluted resin so that the quality of the plywood is not compromised with.
2. They are used for exterior and high water-exposure applications:
Mentioned earlier, these plywood have a great threshold for water exposure. Hence, marine-grade is used outdoors as garden furniture or staircases. Going by the name, they are used in the boat-making industry where exposure to water is high. They are preferred for bathroom and kitchen applications for the same reason.
3. Marine-grade plywood has unmatchable strength:
Use of good quality resins and timber, make marine plywood the strongest in the plywood industry. They are known for their strength and durability. The waterproof aspect of these ply retains the integrity of your furniture.
4. They are heavy on the wallet:
As compared to the moisture-resistant variant, commercial plywood, marine-grade plywood are generally twice as expensive. Marine plywood price differs from brand to brand, however, the plywood sheet price differs more because of the quality of resin and timber used to manufacture them. The utility of marine plywood is vast which could affect the marine plywood price in the plywood industry. They have an extraordinary surface finish for both residential and commercial purposes.
Marine plywood is impact-resistant and the hard exterior makes it scratch-proof. These features contribute to their popularity for commercial and residential constructions.
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