• Why is CenturyPly a better product?

    Century Ply uses good quality raw material and also has rigorous quality checks at every stage to verify that the best product is going to the market.

  • What grade of plywood is recommended for Green buildings?

    Any grade is fine as long as it is compliant with the requirements. Generally, BWP grade with E1 emission rating may be used.

  • What type of plywood should be used in internal furnishing?

    For moisture prone areas, BWR or BWP grade is recommended. For dry areas, MR grade may be used.

  • How to recognise fake plywood brand?

    CenturyPly products are digitally printed to prevent duplication. Sainik products have a hologram sticker on the ply.

  • How is plywood eco-friendly when it is made out of timber?

    Plywood consumes much less timber as compared to the same natural wood requirement. Also, many different species of timber can be used for making plywood.

  • Which timber is better for plywood (natural forest or agro forest)?

    Source of timber does not matter. It depends on the quality of wood being used.

  • What is Agro-Forestry timber?

    Also called plantation timber. These are trees grown specially for commercial purposes like plywood, paper, etc.

  • What is natural forest timber?

    It refers to those trees that grow naturally in the forest and are then cut for use.

  • What is the alternative timber for Gurjan?

    BIS has mentioned many species of timber in the standard documention. Any of these are suitable.

  • How to check if it is gurjan?

    There is no test to check if the wood is gurjan

  • Does using gurjan make ply better?

    No.

  • What is gurjan ply?

    Gurjan is a species of wood used in plywood construction

  • What features are important to consider while buying plywood?

    Manufacturer reputation, quality claims, borer and termite protection, warranty offered, etc.

  • All manufactures claim the same features, whom to believe?

    Look for written assurances like a warranty certificate

  • Where can I get the right advice while buying plywood? Is it carpenter, shopkeeper, ID or manufacturer?

    Manufacturers give the most accurate information and allow you to decide for yourself

  • How to get redressal of plywood complaints?

    Contact the dealer store from where you purchased the plywood or a Century representative

  • What are common quality complaints in plywood?

    Warping, delamination, termites

  • Can we check plywood quality in-house also?

    Plywood quality is only to be checked at BIS approved laboratories

  • Where to get quality of plywood checked?

    List of approved laboratories is there on the BIS website

  • What IS specifications are referred in plywood?

    IS 303 and IS 710 for normal plywood. Special use plywood has other specifications

  • What guarantee/ warranty shall be expected from the manufacturing?

    Century has warranties ranging from 5 years to lifetime, depending on the brand purchased.

  • Is it better than MDF and Particle Board? If yes, how?

    Plywood has layers of wood pressed together whereas MDF and particle board are made of wood pulp and powder.

  • How should a plywood be purchased?

    From genuine Century dealers and retailers

  • Does greater weight of plywood make it of better quality?

    Quality depends on the raw material and construction process used. Weight is not an indicator of quality.

  • What is difference between red and white/ yellow timber?

    No difference. Different wood species may have different coloured wood. This does not affect the quality in any way.

  • Does timber selection play any role in plywood quality?

    BIS has mentioned many species of timber in the standard documention. Any of these are suitable.

  • What timber is used in Plywood?

    BIS has mentioned many species of timber in the standard documention. Any of these are suitable.

  • Which is a better panel, board or ply?

    Plywood is stronger than blockboard and is suitable for furniture. Blockboard is preferred for vertical applications

  • Why should I buy plywood at all?

    It is stronger than natural wood and also more economical.

  • How different it is from timber?

    It is a processed wood product so is a better option

  • What is plywood?

    It is stronger than natural wood and also more economical. It is a processed wood product so is a better option.

  • How to avoid warping?

    Store the ply in clean and dry conditions before construction. Ensure balanced application during usage.

  • How much warping is allowed in plywood?

    There are no guidelines for warping. However, minor warping can be easily solved at site by stacking under sheets.

  • How can we enquire about CenturyPly or call or complain?

    There are no guidelines for warping. However, minor warping can be easily solved at site by stacking under sheets.

  • How can we enquire about CenturyPly or call or complain?

    There are no guidelines for warping. However, minor warping can be easily solved at site by stacking under sheets.

  • How can we enquire about CenturyPly or call or complain?

    We have a toll free number 1800 200 0440, please call them for further enquiry or give a misscall at 080 1000 5555

  • Where can i see the catalogue?

    The E-Catalogue is available on the Website. Link - http://www.centurylaminates.in/catalouge.php

  • Why is 6 mm and 9 mm generally warped?

    Warping is a natural tendency of wood, especially during extreme weather conditions

  • Should both sides of the panel be laminated?

    Yes

  • What is chipping?

    Occurs if part of the face veneer gets peeled off

  • What is delamination?

    Refers to the separation of layers of plywood

  • Why is plywood termite affected?

    Wood is a natural food for termites.

  • What do you do when a portion of plywood is borer affected?

    Replace the sheet

  • How do you differentiate between termite and borer attacks?

    Borers are usually present in the wood and then exit the wood by creating pinholes. Termites attack the wood from outside and the wood crumbles due to the attack

  • What precautions shall be taken while applying plywood outdoors?

    Plywood application should be as per the grade. For outdoor use, only external grade plywood to be used

  • What is twisting and bending?

    Similar to warping

  • What is warpage?

    Warping is a natural tendency of wood, especially during extreme weather conditions

  • Will water pass through Marine plywood/ BWP/ BWR?

    Absorption of water is a natural property of wood

  • What is marine plywood?

    As per BIS standards, it refers to IS 710 grade plywood

  • What is the difference between BWR & BWP?

    BWR - Boiling Water Resistant, BWP - Boiling Water Proof

  • Does bad appearance make bad quality plywood?

    Sanded surface provides better surface for application

  • Does surface colour difference change the quality?

    No difference.

  • Do the layer colours have any significance with quality of plywood?

    No affect of colour of layers

  • What is the difference in borer and termites?

    Borers are usually present in the wood and then exit the wood by creating pinholes. Termites attack the wood from outside and the wood crumbles due to the attack

  • What are merits to determine which plywood is used where?

    The grade of the plywood, is used to decide the brand specific to the usage application

  • What are the specifications that need to be taken care of while buying plywood?

    Manufacturer reputation, quality claims, borer and termite protection, warranty offered, etc.

  • Why there is price difference between board and ply?

    For the same thickness and brand, boards are slightly cheaper but have specific application

  • Why there is price difference between board and ply?

    For the same thickness and brand, boards are slightly cheaper but have specific application

  • What is the difference between plywood and block board?

    Plywood has layers of wood pressed together whereas Blockboard has batons of wood

  • What is the difference between branded and non-branded plywood?

    Branded Plywood is manufactured by large players with standardised manufacturing process and superior raw material, Non Branded are smaller units

  • How can we recognise grade of plywood by visual inspection?

    It is mentioned on the Plywood and collaterals, other than that it can only be established by testing

  • What is the difference between different grades of plywood?

    Grades BWP, BWR and MR are different by their ability to face moisture exposure and the durability

  • What is meant by waterproof or non-waterproof?

    Waterproof plywood uses better quality raw material and can sustain moisture exposure

  • Are Laminates BWP/BWR?

    Not Applicable

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