Plywood

AK/Apple Shuttering Plywood

AK/APPLE film faced shuttering ply is manufactured by using selected hardwood species with phenol formaldehyde resin (BWP grade) in high pressure hot press. AK/APPLE film faced plywood is a product for high end construction use. This plywood withstands the corrosive action of cement, water and sunlight as well as the distortion that occurs under exterior weather.
Due to its reliability film face plywood is used in so many applications, it is widely used in so many construction building projects, in vehicle industry and other exteriors as well. It is also used for shuttering purpose-especially with regard to surface films. They have improved resistance to abrasion, swelling, shrinkage, moisture penetration, chemicals, insects, fungi and borers.
It comes with 3 variants
  1. 18mm - 50kgs
  2. 12mm- 34kgs
  3. 12mm- 30kgs

Technical information as per IS 4990

No. TESTS PRESCRIBED VALUE VALUE OBTAINED
1 Dimensions, mm
  a) Length
  b) Width
  c) Thickness

MAX +6mm MIN -0mm
MAX +3mm MIN -0mm
±5%

+3mm
+2mm
+2%
2 Squareness, % 0.2 % 0.04 %
3 Edge straightness, % 0.2 % 0.05 %
4 Moisture content (%) 5-15 10.2
5 Cyclic Test ( Six Cycles,each cycle consisting of 8 h boiling in water and drying at 65O C at hot air oven) No Seperation of plies at theedges and/or surface at the end of six cycle No Seperation.
6 Tensile strength, N/mm2
i) Along the Grain
ii) Across the Grain
iii) Sum of the tensile strength

32.5
22.5
60.0

37.5
25.5
68.5
7 Modulus of Elasticity, N/mm2
i)Parallel to the face grain,
  a) Average
  b) Min. Individual
ii)Perpendicular to the face grain
  a) Average
  b) Min. Individual


7500
6700

4000
3600


8631
7112

5612
4119
8 Modulus of Rupture, N/mm2
i)Parallel to the face grain,
  a) Average
  b) Min. Individual
ii)Perpendicular to the face grain
  a) Average
  b) Min. Individual


50
45

30
27


56.5
47.8

36.7
29.9
9 Wet bending strength,
Modulus of Elasticity, N/mm2
i)Along the face grain,
  a) Average
  b) Min. Individual
ii)Across the face grain
  a) Average
  b) Min. Individual



3750
3400

2000
1800



6050
5458

4982
4425
10 Glue adhesion strength in dry state
i) Glue adhesion strength, N
  a) Average
  b) Min. Individual

ii) Adhesion of plies.(Knife test)


1350
1000

Min.Pass standard


1580
1450

Excellent
11 Water resistance test(After 72 hrs. boiling), N
i) Glue adhesion strength, N
  a) Average
  b) Min. Individual

ii) Adhesion of plies.(Knife test)



1000
800

Min.Pass standard



1340
1200

Excellent
12 Mycological test,
i) Glue adhesion strength, N
  a) Average
  b) Min. Individual

ii) Adhesion of plies.(Knife test)



1000
800

a) No separation at edges
b)Pass standard



1356
1110

a) No separation at edges
b) Pass standard
13 Retention Test Min.12 kg/m3 12,980