bs1088 marine okoume plywood

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Product Description

Okoume Marine plywood is a fully structural graded as being compliant with BS-1088. BS-1088 British Standard for marine plywood. Okoume is also known as gaboon and mahogany marine plywood. It has is pinkish-brown or pale red hue color marine plywood is made with high-quality veneers that are cross-laminated for extra strength. We provide two types standards of marine plywood: British standard and Australian standard marine ply for sale.
Marine plywood size :1220mmx2440mm, 1250mmx2500mm,1500mmx3000mm,2000x5000mm
Materia:Poplar, Birch, hardwood,and so on.
Cover:poplar,birch,okoume,teak,oak,maple,keruing,and so on
Glue:WBP, Melamine, MR.

Marine Ply is normally stocked in the following thicknesses:

6mm thick, sheet size 2440mm x 1220mm (approx. 8′ x 4′)
12mm thick, sheet size 2440mm x 1220mm (8ft x 4ft marine plywood)
8x4 marine plywood 18mm thick, sheet size 2440mm x 1220mm 
8x4 marine plywood 25mm thick, sheet size 2440mm x 1220mm 



BS 1088 is the British Standard for marine plywood that applies to plywood produced with untreated tropical hardwood veneers that have a set level of resistance to fungus and water. The plies are bonded with Weather Boil Proof (WBP) glue. Normally the highest standards of WBP glue is Dynea resin from Norway.

Although bs1088 is a British Standard, the gaboon marine plywood does not have to be manufactured in Britain as long as the final products comply with the standard. The standard is associated with Lloyd’s Register since it performs testing of products to this standard.

WBP Glue Line

BS 1088 plywood must use an adhesive, which has been proven to be highly resistant to weather, micro-organisms, cold and boiling water, steam and dry heat.

Face Veneers

The face veneers must be free of knots other than “sound pin” knots, of which there shall be no more than six(6) in ANY area of one square foot. There can be no more than an AVERAGE of two such knots per square foot over the entire surface. The veneers must be reasonably free from irregular grain. The use of edge joints is limited, and end joints are not allowed.

Core Veneers

Core veneers have the same basic requirements as face veneers, except that small splits are allowed, and there is no limit on the number of pin knots or edge joints. However, end joints are not allowed.

Limits of Manufacturing Defects

Defective bonds, pleats and overlaps, and gaps in faces are not permitted. Occasional gaps may be repaired using veneer inserts bonded with the proper resin.

Moisture Content

BS 1088 plywood must have a moisture content 6% – 14% when it leaves the mill.

Thickness Tolerances

4 mm +.02/-0.6 ; 6 mm +.04/-0.65 ; 9 mm +.06/-0.75 ; 12 mm +.09/-0.82
15 mm +.1/-0.9 ; 18 mm +.12/-0.98 ; 22 mm +.16/-1.08 ; 25 mm +1.8/-1.16

Marine plywood thicknesses 

For any three-ply construction, which applies to 3 and 4 mm material, each face veneer shall be not thinner than 1/8 of the total thickness of veneers assembled dry.

Multi-Ply Construction– This applies to boards thicker than 4.8 mm (3/16″)

Each face veneer shall be a minimum of 1.3 mm and not thicker than 3.8 mm.
Each core veneer shall be no thicker than 4.8 mm


Marine plywood water resistant are compliant with BS1088 which specifies a very high quality plywood. The range of exterior marine plywood applications includes:
1.Furniture in the courtyard: such as tables and chairs.
2.Marine plywood decking:  you can have a great deck or porch made out of staining and sealing marine plywood.
3.Marine plywood for boats: Marine plywood waterproof is ideal to form simple boat structures, and as long as it is properly sealed inside and outside.
4.Lake platforms: building a lake platform where you can fish and suntan is a great idea, and using sealing marine plywood  to construct it is ideal. 
5.Kitchen walls and subfloors: but with arine plywood flooring sub-flooring you can be safeguarded from deforming and rotting floors.