Marine plywood is regarded as the highest plywood grade available, and for good reason. Marine plywood must be constructed using only “A” grade veneers from a designated marine species (i.e. Araucaria – hoop pine) and have an “A” bond glue system, sometimes referred to at WBP (water boil proof). These are requirements of the Australian standard for marine plywood, AS/NZS 2272.
Designated marine species such as Araucaria (hoop pine) are selected based on density, bending strength, impact resistance and surface finishing characteristics.
Austral ‘O’ grade marine plywood (AS/NZS 2272) is also available and recommended as a cost effective solution for applications where the aesthetic of the face veneers is not critical, such as applications where the plywood is overlaid, painted or fibre glassed.
Austral Plywoods is the only manufacturer of marine plywood that complies with Australian standard AS/NZS 2272.
For a tough, waterproof and slip resistant floor panel, consider Austral CrocPly, which is available with a Marine core.