What is Commercial Plywood? Definition, Features and Types

Commercial plywood is a common type of plywood that is widely used for various purposes, such as furniture, decoration, construction, packaging, and so on. It is also known as interior plywood, as it is mainly suitable for indoor use. But what exactly is commercial plywood, and how is it different from other types of plywood?

Commercial plywood is a type of plywood that is made of veneers (thin slices of wood) glued together under high pressure and temperature. The veneers are usually obtained from hardwood trees, such as birch, poplar, eucalyptus, etc.

Commercial plywood has several features that make it a popular choice for various applications. Some of the main features are: durable and strong, flexible and easy to work with, cost-effective and economical.

Commercial plywood can be classified into different types and grades, based on various factors, such as the wood species, the glue used, the number of veneers, the quality of the surface, and the intended use. Some of the common types and grades of commercial plywood are:

MR Grade: MR stands for moisture resistant, and it is the most basic and common type of commercial plywood. BWR Grade: BWR stands for boiling water resistant, and it is a higher quality type of commercial plywood. Marine Grade: Marine grade is the highest quality type of commercial plywood, and it is specially designed for marine and coastal applications.

Commercial plywood can also be graded according to the quality of the surface veneers, which can affect the appearance and smoothness of the plywood. The grades are usually denoted by two letters, such as BB, CC, etc. The first letter indicates the quality of the face veneer, and the second letter indicates the quality of the back veneer. The grades are arranged from A to D, with A being the best and D being the worst.

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