BWP Plywood, BWR Plywood & MR Grade Plywood: A Comparison
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BWP Plywood, BWR Plywood & MR Grade Plywood: A Comparison

BWP Plywood & MR Grade Plywood : A Comparison - CenturyPly

Plywood is one of the top-selling building materials in India. Though there are different categories under which plywood can be categorised, the most widely accepted classification of plywood is according to its water resistance capacity.

According to the Indian grading system, plywood is classified under 3 categories: moisture resistant/water resistant or MR Grade; boiling water-resistant or BWR Grade plywood; and boiling water-proof grade or BWP Grade plywood.

In this blog, we will delve deeper into the details of MR grade and BWP grade plywood offered by CenturyPly and compare their features in order to determine which plywood suits your needs perfectly.

BWP Plywood & MR Grade Plywood : A Comparison - CenturyPly

At CenturyPly, we have a wide range of BWP, BWR, and MR grade plywood across all budgets so that you can choose the plywood that fits your price range and your requirements. So, let us explore the differences between these three CenturyPly products.




Water Resistance 

Moisture Resistant plywood, as the name suggests, can resist normal levels of water and moisture but is not waterproof. 

It is a weather-resistant and water-resistant plywood and can be safely used in locations that experience high levels of moisture and humidity.

Boiling Waterproof plywood has the highest resistance to water and is considered to be completely waterproof.

BWP plywood can withstand the vagaries of weather and can be exposed to fluctuating weather conditions without the fear of delamination. 

IS Certification

The Bureau of Indian Standards has given the IS:303 specification number to  MR grade plywood.The Bureau of Indian Standards has given the IS:710 specification number to BWP grade plywood.


MR plywood is strong, durable, and long-lasting but its quality is not at par in terms of strength or durability in comparison to BWP grade plywood.BWP plywood is the strongest plywood in the market. It derives its strength from the number of plies,   undiluted resins and adhesives, and high-quality raw materials used to manufacture the plywood sheets.

Termite Resistance

MR grade plywood has a high resistance to borer & termites due to the adhesives and additives used.

CenturyPly MR grade plywood is completely borer & termite-proof and also comes with a warranty of 5 years.

BWP grade plywood has a high resistance to borer & termites due to the adhesives and additives used.

CenturyPly BWP plywood is completely borer & termite-proof and also comes with a warranty,   ranging from 8 years up to a lifetime.

Suggested      Applications

An interior grade plywood, it is widely used for furniture-making. It finds its best use in the making of beds, sofas, tables,   chairs, wardrobes, TV table units, and more.BWP plywood can be used to build almost any furniture you can imagine, including those that may get exposed to water. Use this plywood to make furniture for your kitchen and bathroom areas without the fear of damage from water.


MR plywood is comparatively cheaper than waterproof plywood.Waterproof plywood is costlier than MR-grade plywood due to the extra benefits it offers.

BWR Grade Plywood: All you need to know

BWR grade plywood or boiling water-resistant plywood, as the name suggests, is highly water-resistant plywood. It is completely waterproof and is widely used to make furniture for home, office as well as outdoors. BWR plywood is made from phenolic resins.

The important features of BWR grade plywood are listed below.

● As an exterior plywood grade, BWR plywood can be used indoors, outdoors and semi-outdoor purposes with humid conditions.

● BWR plywood’s waterproofing characteristics come from A grade phenolic resins or phenol formaldehyde adhesive used in its manufacturing.

● It can resist water better than the Interior grade MR or moisture-resistant plywood. So, it is generally used for meeting those furniture requirements in the home, where the plywood may be exposed to water, such as kitchen cabinets and kitchen furniture.

● BWR plywood is warp free and has super strong bonding and zero surface core gaps.

● The core layer is treated with various toxicant chemicals using VPI technology that makes BWR a termite proof plywood.

All of these plywoods are strong, durable and last for years. Make your choice after analysing the purpose of your purchase and you are sure to end up with the right type of plywood.

If you are still confused, you can contact us on our toll-free number and we will be happy to help you: 1800-5722-122

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