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Types and Grades of Plywood

Listed In BS5268:Part2 (Structural Use Of Timber: Code Of Practice For Permissible Stress Design, Materials & Workmanship) Suitable For Load Bearing Applications, Or Which Have An Agrément Certificate To This Effect

American Plywood Grades Canadian Plywood Grades Finnish Plywood Grades Swedish Plywood Grades Metaspruce Softwood Plywood Grades

American Plywood Grades

(Only those thickness' & number of plies listed in the tables)

Grade

American Standard

Quality Control Agency

BS 5268 : Part 2

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Table

C-D Exposure 1
(CDX)

PS1-95

APA & TECO

4.4 Grades a) 1)

34

C-C Exterior
(CCX)

PS1-95

APA & TECO

4.4 Grades a) 2)

35

A-C Exterior
(ACX)

PS1-95

APA & TECO

4.4 Grades a) 3)

36

B-C Exterior
(BCX)

PS1-95

APA & TECO

Sturd-I-Floor
Exposure 1 & Exterior

PS1-95

APA

4.4 Grades a)
4) & 5)

37

Floor Span
Exposure 1 & Exterior

PS1-95

TECO

C-D plugged
Exposure 1

PS1-95

APA & TECO

4.4 Grades a) 4)

C-C plugged Exterior

PS1-95

APA & TECO

4.4 Grades a) 5)

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Canadian Plywood Grades

(Only those thickness' & number of plies listed in the tables)

Grade

Canadian Standard

Quality Control Agency

BS 5268 : Part 2

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Table

CSP Select Tight Face
Exterior

CSA 0151-M 1978

CANPLY (formerly Plywood Section of COFI)

4.4 Grades
b) 3)

38

CSP Select
Exterior

4.4 Grades
b) 2)

CSP Sheathing Grade
Exterior

4.4 Grades
b) 1)

DFP Select Tight Face
Exterior

CSA 0121-M 1978

4.4 Grades
b) 3)

39

DFP Select
Exterior

4.4 Grades
b) 2)

DFP Sheathing Grade
Exterior

4.4 Grades
b) 1)

New design values for a limited range of sanded Canadian Douglas fir Good-1-side and Good-2-sides plywood is now available from CANPLY and will appear in the forthcoming revision of BS 5268 : Part 2

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Finnish Plywood Grades

(Only those thickness' & number of plies listed in the standard)

Grade

Finnish and CEN Standards

Quality Control Agency

BS 5268 : Part 2

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Table

Birch
(FINPLY ALL BIRCH)
I/I, I/II, I/III,
II/II, II/III,
III/III, III/IV,
IV/IV

SFS 2413
EN 635-2
EN 636-2&3

VTT

4.4 Grades c) 1)

40
(1.4mm veneer thickness)

Birch-Faced
(FINPLY COMBI)
I/I, I/II, I/III,
II/II, II/III,
III/III, III/IV,
IV/IV

SFS 2413
EN635-2
EN636-2&3

VTT

4.4 Grades c) 2)

43
(1.4mm veneer thickness)

44
(Thick veneer)

Conifer Plywood
(FINPLY CONIFER)
I/I, I/II, I/III,
II/II, II/III,
III/III, III/IV,
IV/IV

EN635-3
EN 636-3

VTT

4.4 Grades c) 3)

41
(1.4mm veneer thickness)

42
(Thick veneer)

Birch-Faced
(FINPLY COMBI MIRROR)
I/I, I/II, I/III,
II/II, II/III,
III/III, III/IV,
IV/IV

SFS 2413
EN635-2
EN636-2&3

VTT

4.4 Grades c) 4)

45
(1.4mm veneer thickness)

Birch-Faced
(FINPLY TWIN)
I/I, I/II, I/III,
II/II, II/III,
III/III,
IV/IV

SFS 2413
EN 635-2
EN636-2&3

VTT

4.4 Grades c) 5)

46
(1.4mm veneer thickness)

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Swedish Plywood Grades

(Only those thicknesses & number of plies listed in the standard)

Grade

Swedish Standard

Quality Control Agency

BS 5268 : Part 2

Clause

Table

P30

SBN 1975.5

The National Swedish Testing Institute (Statens Provningsanstalt)

4.4 Grades d)

47

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Metsaspruce Softwood Plywood Grades

(Only those thickness' and number of plies listed in the certificate)
The renewal of BBA certificate started on 15 May 2000. New thicknesses 27 mm and 30 mm are coming also. 27mm and 30mm are already accepted in CEN countries, also in UK, because VTT has revised the certificate No 4/95 on 15 May 2000.

Grade

CEN Standard & Certificates

Quality Control and Finnish Issuing Agency

BBA Certificate No. 97/3359C

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Table

II/II
II/III
III/III

EN 636-2&3.
Finnish Agrément Certificate No. 4/95, already renewed.

VTT

9.

3 (Sanded)
4 (Unsanded)

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