Plywood Test Data

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Properties

Test method

Okoume 1088

Sapele 1088

Powerply 1088/Lloyds

HydroCore 1088

Eurolite (non-marine)

U.S. Doug. Fir Marineply

Weight per m3

KG/M3

510

640

740

740

480

 

Bending strength, longitudinal

EN310/93

6mm

12mm

18mm

6mm

12mm

18mm

6mm

12mm

18mm

6mm

12mm

18mm

6mm

12mm

18mm

6mm

12mm

18mm

41

29

25

39

26

21

38

24

20

39

25

21

47

36

43

39

26

21

Bending strength, transversal

EN310/93

14

26

30

18

32

34

19

34

37

18

33

36

25

32

42

17

31

33

MOE longitudinal bending

EN310/93

7200

5400

4800

8200

7300

6800

8300

7400

6950

8250

7350

6900

5100

4900

4600

8300

7550

7000

MOE transversal bending

EN310/93

3100

4900

5500

2700

3600

4300

2600

3400

3800

2650

3500

3900

1500

3500

4800

2600

3500

4200

Tensile strength, longitudinal

DIN 52377/78

27

27

26

40

41

42

41

42

42

41

42

42

24

24

23

33

33

34

Tensile strength, transversal

DIN 52377/78

23

24

24

33

34

34

34

35

35

34

35

35

19

20

20

29

30

30

MOE, longitudinal tension

DIN 52371/78

4300

4300

4200

6000

6100

6100

6150

6200

6250

6150

6200

6250

3700

3700

3600

4850

4850

4700

MOE, transversal tension

DIN 52371/78

3700

3700

3800

5000

5000

5100

5100

5100

5200

5100

5100

5200

3400

3400

3500

4200

4200

4300

Compressive strength, longitudinal

DIN 52376/78

16

16

16

22

22

22

23

23

23

23

23

23

13

13

13

15

15

16

Compressive strength, transversal

DIN 52376/78

13

14

14

15

16

16

16

17

17

16

17

17

11

11

12

12

13

13

Screwholding strength/mm of thickness

EN 320/93

10

14

15

15

8

8

Shear strength in the thickness

Individual factory tests

5.5 N/mm2

6.0N/mm2

6.0N/mm2

6.0N/mm2

4.7N/mm2

5.3N/mm2

Shear stiffness in the thickness

Individual factory tests

400

450

460

460

380

380

Shear strength in the plane

Individual factory tests

2

2.5

2.6

2.6

1.8

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...and now to some questions that are frequently asked !!

Q) I need the lightest weight you have for cabinetry, recommendations please !   A) Eurolite, which is made from Poplar is very light in weight and still very stable
Q) Which plywood will cut the cleanest edge ?   Sapele, which is a 100% Mahogany panel
Q) My Marine Plywood needs to be rot-resistant, which should I choose ?   Powerply is rot-resistant
Q) Which is your least expensive Plywood that is Marine Grade ?   HydroCore, which is made with the same manufacturing process as Powerply.
Q) Which has the best strength to weight ratio in your product range ?   Okoume is best, although remember this specie is non-durable
Q) What is the MOST durable plywood you have ?   A) Powerply, which is a very durable product made from Gurgan, it passes the BS1088 tests, has the Lloyds certificate, and is also rot-resistant