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DRIVE Marine Services offers a range of marine plywood for all your boat building needs.
Our range includes;
"PACIFIC MAPLE MARINE PLYWOOD", "HOOP PINE", "GABOON" and "PROOFPLY".


HOOP PINE

Hoop marine ply is made from Australian plantation grown hoop pine. It is by far the best plywood available in Australia today. The veneers are of an even thickness and the marine plywood is made to AS 2272 which is a more stringent standard than the BS 1088 but like all good things you pay a premium for it. The A-C exterior Plywood meets AS 2271 and again is superior to the imported Marine plywoods to BS 1088 as most are only B-B faces.
The B-B hoop exterior plywood is manufactured to AS 2271 and is superior to most of the imported marine plywoods to BS 1088.  The B-B exterior plywood is a similar price to pacific maple and if the colour is to your liking I would recommend it over the pacific maple and Gaboon.


GABOON
We can source Gaboon if you want the colour it provides. It wasn't as light weight as it used to be but we finally have a good supplier who sources it from Turkey. Most of the other Gaboon sold in Australia is sourced from china and has light weight veneers on the outside with cheaper heavier inner veneers. Hoop pine is as light these days in most cases.


There is now an Australian company veneering Gaboon into sheets, but again it is good quality at a premium price.


PACIFIC MAPLE MARINE PLYWOOD
Pacific Maple marine plywood is especially designed for boat construction. It is manufactured under strict quality control conditions to comply with the internationally recognised British Standard BS 1088. The adhesive used is a special marine grade phenol formaldehyde resin that complies with BS 1203. Both faces of the sheets are sanded to A grade quality.

 



PROOFPLY
Proofply is a high quality plywood which has been impregnated with biocides to prevent fungus and rot. Proofply is suitable for use in exterior applications having high moisture, poorly ventilated environments. The individual veneers are treated with preservative prior to lamination to ensure full protection throughout the panels cross section. In contrast, conventional CCA impregnation of finished panels fails to penetrate the inner veneers, so the panels lose their resistance if they are cut or machined in any way.

SAPELE MARINE PLYWOOD

  • European Made
  • British Standard 1088
  • Light Weight
  • A Grade Top and Bottom Face
  • Waterproof Glue
  • No Core Voids

 

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SPECIALTY
 DRIVE Marine Services is able to supply special veneered plywoods. We supply the sheets of plywood and PURBOND Polyurethane Glue to our veneering specialist who adhere the veneer to the Marine or exterior Plywood ensuring an “A” grade joint which is waterproof.

The Deck show to the right is jarrah and Ash to the customers specifications.

NOTE: Be mindful that most commercially available plywood with a veneered facing are bonded using a “B” grade adhesive which is not waterproof. If using any of these insure the plywoods adequately sealed using three (3) coats of BOTE COTE Marine Epoxy System.

~NEWS from our supplier~

Non-Compliant Imported Plywood

Over the last twelve months we have seen a lot of bad press against imported panel products that don’t comply with Australian standards for manufacture and emission controls.  In a lot of cases this bad press has been justified.

We have seen numerous press releases from building authorities, state governments and even the CFMEU warning of bad imports and the consequences of using them: the reseller market needs to be very wary of what they are buying for their customers.

Formaldehyde levels alone in some imported products have been way over acceptable Australian standards.

At Plywood services we take the Australian Standards (which are some of the most stringent in the world) very seriously, that is why we spend a great deal of money on our research and development to ensure that our products comply with Australian requirements including bond tests, structural testing and third party auditing.

Always make sure you supplier can provide documentary proof of their claims.
Plywood Services newsletter “The Panel” December 2009

At DRIVE Marine services we stock Plywood Services Pacific Maple Marine Plywood as it is best value for the quality.

Marine Plywood Pdf's
Latest Update on Plywood
More info on WAYANG PACIFIC MAPLE MARINE PLYWOOD

More info on PROOFPLY~DURABLE PLYWOOD
USE OF PROOFPLY IN CONTACT WITH ALUMINIUM
ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF PLYWOODS
Plywood Glue Bonding Test Article
Qualities of Plywood Article

Other useful links:
http://www.plywoodservices.com.au/
http://www.australply.com.au/

DRIVE Marine Services provides Good Quality products at a reasonable price
BIAMember BEVERLY HILLS NSW  2209
(02) 9533 5470
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