Applications

The below are recommendations only and should not be substituted for manufacturer’s guidelines:

Fully Exposed Applications
Shadowclad is the only plywood suitable when properly sealed & installation guidelines followed. With its bandsawn texture helping to diffuse UV rays and Light Organic Solvent Protective (LOSP) H3 treatment, this protects the plywood from cracking, crazing & decaying over time.

Free Standing Applications
Plywood is a natural product that can be affected by changes in ambient weather conditions, possibly causing previously flat sheets to bow.

ApplicationsRecommended Products
Cabinetry & Joinery- Birch B/BB
- BB/CC Hardwood
- White Melamine MR MDF (Satin)
- White & Black Melamine Particle Board
- MDF STD & MDF MR
Bee Boxes- B/B Hoop Pine
- C/D Structural Hardwood
Boat Floor
(at minimum, must be sealed with a water based paint to protect against moisture ingress)
- A/A Gaboon Marine
- B/B Hoop Pine
Caravan- Polyester Plywood
- Structural Formply
- C/D Structural Hardwood
Concrete Formwork- Structural Formply
- Non-Structural Formply*
External Cladding - Shadowclad
Flooring- C/D Structural
- C/D Non-Structural*
- C/D ACQ H3 Structural
Furniture
(take care in free standing applications)
- Birch B/BB
Hoarding- C/D Non-Structural*
Horse Floats
(at minimum, the floor must be coated face, back & edges with bitumen paint)
- C/D Structural Hardwood
- C/D ACQ H3 Structural
- Structural Formply
Interior Walls & Ceilings
(staining)
- A/C Hoop Pine
- Birch B/BB
Interior Walls & Ceilings
(painting)
- BB/CC Hardwood
- B/B Hoop Pine
Laser Cutting- A/C Interior Hoop Pine
Linings for Garage & Shed- C/D Structural Pine
- C/D Non-Structural
Manufacturing- BB/CC Hardwood
- B/B Hoop Pine
- C/D Structural
Noggings- C/D Structural
- C/D Non-Structural
Pallet Bases- C/D Non-Structural
Pallet Dividers in Trucks- C/D Non-Structural
Shelving- C/D Structural
- Birch B/BB
- BB/CC Hardwood
- B/B Hoop Pine
Stainless Steel Substrate- BB/CC Hardwood
Tabletops- Birch B/BB
*not suitable for use in structural applications

Finishing
In semi exposed exterior applications, the product must be adequately protected by the use of a suitable water based, exterior paint or stain on both sides of the sheet & edges, irrespective of whether the sides are exposed to the weather or not. It’s recommended to contact a reputable paint supplier and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not use oil-based products on this plywood as oil-based paints or stains may penetrate the surface veneer of the plywood and react with adhesives that bond the core veneers together. No warranty or guarantee is offered by Plywood & Panel Supplies Pty Ltd (PPS) if oil-based paint or stain has been applied to the plywood. This plywood is not suitable for use in the manufacture of doors and no warranty/ guarantee is offered by PPS if this plywood is utilised in any application associated with the manufacture of doors.

Disclaimer
The information provided herein is believed to be accurate but is not warranted to be, whether it originated with PPS or not. This information cannot be warranted by PPS to be correct or appropriate for the recipient’s intended use. Recipients are advised to confirm in advance of need that the information is correct, applicable and suitable to their circumstances. Always refer to manufacturers span tables for correct loadings.