Marine Structural & Decorative Panels
Here is our quick comparison chart on our structural panels, used for areas of Marine boat-building & carpentry.
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How Plywood is made
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If you are looking for a Specialty Marine Panel, please call us, we have a variety of items to assist youthat can be used for decking, acoustic-critical areas, lightweight applications etc.
Our Marine Plywoods here feature various aspects.
Okoume.....Aucoumea klaineana (Angouma, Gaboon, or Okoumé) is a tree in the family Burseraceae, native to equatorial west Africa in Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, and Rio Muni. It is a medium-sized hardwood tree growing to 30-40 m tall, rarely larger, with a trunk 1-2.5 m diameter above the often large basal buttresses. The tree generally grows in small stands, the roots of the trees intertwined with neighboring trees. In Gabon it is the primary timber species. Okoume weighs approximately 450-500kg/m3. It is a non-durable specie with low decay resistance and moderate dimensional stability, the major use of Gaboon is in the manufacture of plywood.
In the form known as okoume marine grade plywood, it is considered perhaps the finest construction plywood now available for boats. It is widely available manufactured and certified to British Standard 1088. It's users range from individual hobbyist kayak builders to some of the world's largest boat builders. Most often it is used in combination with epoxy and fiberglass, the combination giving a structure that can be stronger and lighter than plastic or fiberglass, rivaling the performance characteristics of more advanced composites such as carbon fiber. The grain appearance is prized, likened to that of mahogany and is often varnished for a decorative appearance.
|HydroCore....This Plywood is sold as a Marine Utility grade, and the species will vary depending on market availability. Meranti, (Shorea* species) or Gurjan (Dipterocarpus*) is often used, but we can also include a lower grade of Okoume or a mixed light hardwood specie from South-East asia which still offers a decent durability factor. It is a lower priced option to Okoume or Sapele. Although these species are heavier in weight and subsequently more durable, they are excellent choices for areas under the water line, hatch covers, transoms, or areas where higher durability and strength superceed lightweight advantages. *Shorea is a genus of about 196 species of mainly rainforest trees in the family Dipterocarpaceae. They are native to southeast Asia, from Northern India to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Gurjan: *(Dipterocarpus) is a genus of flowering plants and the type genus of family Dipterocarpaceae. The genus has about 70 species, occurring in Southeast Asia.|
Sapele.......,Sapelli or Aboudikro (Entandrophragma cylindricum) is a large tree, up to 45 m high (rarely 60 m), native to tropical Africa. The commercially important wood is reminiscent of mahogany, with a distinctive figure, typically applied where figure is important. It is sought after as flooring for its durability and beautiful graining. As Stage-ply, it is vastrly used by stage production companies in the construction of sets for well known boradway musical performances.
Besides Boat Building and flooring applications, its more exotic uses is that in guitar manufacturing and wood trim accents in luxury vehicles. This specie can be regarded as the Rolls-Royce of marine plywoods due to its excellent structural and physical properties, making it the ideal option for hull construction.
Eurolite....Made of 100% Lightweight European poplar and weighing about 1/3 of conventional plywood (410-440 KG/m3), EuroLite offers builders a lesser expensive option for interior cabinetry and non-structural applications. Defects are clipped off core veneers and edge-glued to provide a solid composition suitable for precision and CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) cutting. Although this plywood is not recommended for structural applications, some of our customers have had positive results with certain projects.
sanded on both sides.
Birch plywood Riga Ply has a wide range of application for interior
and exterior use: building and construction, transport, packaging,
furniture, joinery, sport outfit, children toys and other applications.