Okumè plywood is a panel made up entirely of Okumè wood veneers arranged in crossed fibers and covered with faces of different qualities. Aesthetically it is identified by its pink color. The main features are excellent resistance to moisture and the ability to resist abrasion.
- Color uniformity
- Water release
and commercial vehicles
- Boat building
Furnishings, internal compartments
Kitchen or bathroom furnishing
gates, blinds systems,
overhead doors, wooden houses
Sizes and thicknesses
I ABWhere face may be visible, ideal for all types of finish (plating, clear varnish, satin finish etc.) Only a few pin knots or sound, tight ones without cracks are allowed. Very small patches, or well-made repairs where color remains consistent with the rest of the surface are also allowed.
II BFace with color variations and a few pin knots or sound, tight ones are allowed. Suitable for coating with laminate, pigmented paints or lacquers. Small loose knots or cracks are allowed, provided they are well-filled patched.
III BB"Closed" face, putty-filled, suitable for uses where face is not visible. Sound, tight knots, loose knots, cracks and small holes are allowed, provided they are well-filled patched; discolorations as long as they do not affect soundness.
1Dry Internal Environment
Suitable for situations in which the panel is repaired, completely protected from atmospheric agents. Use: not exposed to moisture, not in contact with the ground and in a dry environment. Wood moisture less than 20%.
2+External Environment with Panel Protection
Suitable for situations in which the panel is coated, painted, or protected with other chemical protection. It is occasionally not sheltered from the weather elements or completely subject to repeated but not permanent humidification. Use: not in contact with the ground or standing water. Wood humidity above 20% quite frequent.