Quick Overview

Material: Cross laminated timber
Thickness: 1.5 – 24mm
Sizes: 2400 x 1200mm (Nominal)
Colours: Natural and Powder Coated in Clear, Limewash, White, Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, Purple and Orange
Application: Wall panelling
Ceiling linings
Acoustic panels
Furniture
Feature walls
Custom joinery
BCA Group: 3
Brochure: DesignerPly PDF

Decorative solutions

Choosing the best DesignerPly for your next project will be dependent on the application and the visual impact you are wanting to achieve.

DesignerPly range:

  • Hoop
  • Birch
  • Premium Grade Marine
  • Clear Powder Coated Finish
  • Lime Powder Coated Finish
  • Colour Powder Coated Finish
  • Bendy Ply

DesignerPly offers solutions for many applications. To achieve a clear, light coloured natural timber appearance that can be tinted or kept in its natural state, DesignerPly Birch and DesignerPly Hoop Pine could be the best option.

For high-moisture areas, DesignerPly Marine can be used.

For ceiling linings where weight may be of importance our light-weight DesignerPly is an alternative.

Where a tough surface is required, for high volume wear and tear areas or under external eaves, DesignerPly Powder Coated finish will be most suitable. Powder Coated colours available are: Clear, Limewash, White, Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, Orange and Purple.

DesignerPly Acoustic panels can be cut to your specific designs giving a unique and practical panel to achieve creative designs and end results.

Our Gunnersen representatives can assist with expert advise to achieve your design and make the specification process simple.

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Certification

Gunnersen has Chain of Custody under the AFCS, PEFC and FSC forest certification schemes. Please contact your nearest branch to discuss our ability to source and supply certified, plywood products from our global network of producers.

Benefits

Renewable Resource – A natural product from a renewable resource.
Beautiful – Preferred because of its warmth and natural markings.
Strength – Unique cross-layered structure makes it kilo for kilo, stronger than steel.
Efficiency – Uses more of the log than timber.
Versatility – Can be bent and formed to meet various sizes and shapes.
Durability – Long-lasting and good resistance to damage.

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Hoop Pine

Standard: AS/NZ 2270
Grade:

  • ‘A’ face
  • ‘C’ back
  • A bond glue line
Thickness (mm) Length (mm) Width (mm)
1.5 2400 1200
4 2400 1200
6.5 2400 1200
9.5 2400 1200
12 2400 1200
16 2400 1200
19 2400 1200

Birch

Grade:

  • Clear Face
Thickness (mm) Length (mm) Width (mm)
4 2440 1220
6.5 2440 1220
9 2440 1220
12 2440 1220
16 2440 1220
18 2440 1220
24 2440 1220

Premium Grade Marine

Standard: AS/NZ 2272
Grade:

  • ‘A’ face
  • ‘A’ back
  • A bond glue line
Thickness (mm) Length (mm) Width (mm)
4 2400 1200
6 2400 1200
9 2400 1200
12 2400 1200
16 2400 1200
19 2400 1200
25 2400 1200

Marine

Standard: Certified for Chain of custody under BS1088
Grade:

  • ‘A’ face
  • ‘A’ back
Thickness (mm) Length (mm) Width (mm)
4 2440 1220
6 2440 1220
9 2440 1220
12 2440 1220
18 2440 1220
25 2440 1220

Hoop Pine (Eucalypt Core)

Grade:

  • Hoop Pine Face & Back with Eucalypt Core
  • ‘A’ face
  • ‘C’ back
  • A bond glue line
Thickness (mm) Length (mm) Width (mm)
12 2440 1220
19 2440 1220

Clear, Lime, Colour or Acoustic Powder Coated Finish

Standard: Certified product available
Grade:

  • Available on your choice plywood substrate
  • Clear, Lime or Colour coated finish
  • Acoustic patterns available
Thickness (mm) Length (mm) Width (mm)
12 2400/2440 1200/1220
15 2400/2440 1200/1220
18 2400/2440 1200/1220
25 2400/2440 1200/1220

Bendy Ply

Bendy Ply is plywood that can be easily curved into a variety of forms. Produced with a durable ‘A’ grade glue, it is stable, light and easy to handle.
Applications:

  • Internal wall panelling
  • Internal ceiling lining

Grade:

  • ‘A’ or ‘B’ face
  • ‘C’ back
Thickness (mm) Length (mm) Width (mm)
1.5 2400 1200 Exterior
5 1220 2440 Crossband
5 2440 1220 Longband
7 1220 2440 Crossband
7 2440 1220 Longband

Meranti Bendy Ply

Meranti Bendy Ply is plywood that can be easily curved into a variety of forms. Produced with a durable ‘A’ grade glue, it is stable, light and easy to handle.
Applications:

  • Internal wall panelling
  • Internal ceiling lining

Grade:

  • ‘A’ or ‘B’ face
  • ‘C’ back
Thickness (mm) Length (mm) Width (mm)
6 1220 2440 Crossband
6 2440 1220 Longband

Acoustic Panel

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Easypanel is designed for wall or ceiling applications requiring acoustic or visual effect. It comes in a range of designs and base board materials, traditionally in a Hoop Pine Ply or Tasy Oak Veneer finish. It is available in a range of surface finishes and acoustic backing materials.

Powder Coated Surfaces

A new perspective in plywood

Where a tough surface is required, for high volume wear and tear areas or under external eaves, DesignerPly Powder Coated Surfaces are the solution.

Powder coating is now available in a Clear, Limewash or coloured finish. Make a statement or compliment interior colour schemes with powder coating in Black, White, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange and Purple.

By specifying a pre-finished panel, powder coating reduces on-site installation time with no VOC emissions.

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Samples

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Technical

Profile

Plywood is classified according to grades, which are based on face and back veneer quality. The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australia (EWPAA) grading standards are as specified in the following table. Most local plywood conforms to the PAA standard with imported plywood in compliance with other grading standards such as:

BB/CC grade which conforms to the Japan Plywood Inspection Corporation (JPIC) standard. BB/CC grade plywood has a good face that may have small imperfections that are filled and sanded. ‘CC’ back may have rough patches and filled splits. Overlay and Better (OVL/BTR) is more of an appearance grade plywood that conforms to the International Hardwood Product Association (IHPA) that uses more veneer in construction to produce higher stress grade plywood.

Grade A Grade S Grade B Grade C Grade D Grade PG
Description Description Description Description Description Description
A high quality appearance grade veneer suitable for clear finishing. An appearance grade veneer which permits natural characteristics such as knots as a decorative feature subject to agreement. An appearance grade veneer suitable for high quality painted finish. A non-appearance grade veneer with a solid surface. All imperfections such as knot holes or splits are filled. A non-appearance grade with permitted open imperfections. Limited number of knots and knot holes up to 75mm wide are permitted. A non-appearance grade, pallet grade veneer that has open imperfections such as holes, knots, splits and rough grain.
Applications Applications Applications Applications Applications Applications
Textured exterior cladding
Interior wall lining
Interior ceiling lining
Furniture & joinery
Textured exterior cladding
Interior wall lining
Furniture & joinery
Furniture & joinery
Concrete formwork
Primary sheathing
Signs / Engineered components
Concrete formwork / Sub sheathing
Gussets / Roof decking / Flooring
Bins, boxes & crates / Stressed skin panels
Structural components
Beams & portals / Utility buildings
Roofing / Bracing
Temporary security covers
Pallets / Crates / Fillets & liners
General packaging

Glue Bonds

Glues used to bond veneers together are an element that influences the application of the plywood. Common glues are as follows:

‘A Bond’ (WBP) – a waterproof glue line produced from phenolic resins (WBP -Water Boil Proof adhesive) that will not deteriorate under extreme conditions. It is readily recognisable by its black colour. Type A bond is specified in AS/NZS 2272, 2269 and 2271 for marine, structural and exterior Plywood.

‘B Bond’ – produced from melamine fortified urea formaldehyde resin and suitable for limited exposure.

‘C&D Bond’ – is produced from urea formaldehyde resin and suitable for interior use only.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Any plywood exposed to the weather or in wet or damp applications must be assessed for the particular end use and exposure, and may require additional processing, immunisation, surface finishing or preservation treatment.