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Riga Birch

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Riga Birch Ply is composed of 1.4 mm thick cross bonded veneers. Face veneers can be both long grain and cross grain. Special veneer construction to improve strength and stiffness properties is possible. 

Riga Ply can be used in a wide range of applications for interior and exterior use - building and construction, transport, packaging, furniture, joinery, sports equipment, childrens toys and many others. An durable and easily workable ply, with all the environmentally friendly attributes! 

Latvijas Finieris can process birch plywood in many different ways, including film overlaying, painting, lacquering, oiling, jointing of panels, machining, half lap, tongue & groove jointing. 

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Grades

B - for high quality painting, staining and lacquering.

S - for good quality painting, staining and lacquering.

BB - for interior paint finish and coating with transparent and non-transparent thicker overlays and films, veneering and applications where a solid face is required.

WGE - plywood of WG grade without open defects (repaired with epoxy filler), for coating with non-transparent finishing material.

WG - for use where surface appearance is not important, reverse grade.

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Dimensions
Nominal Thickness (mm) 4 6.5 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 35 40 45 50

Number of Plies

3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 25 29 32 35
Average Actual Thickness (mm) 3.7 6.3 9 11.8 14.6 17.4 20.4 23.3 26.2 28.9 34.5 40 44.7 49.5
Lower Limit (mm) 3.5 6.1 8.8 11.5 14.3 17.1 20 22.9 25.8 28.7 33.6 38.4 43.3 48.1
Upper Limit (mm) 4.1 6.9 9.5 12.5 15.3 18.1 20.9 23.7 26.8 29.9 35.4 41.2 46.4 51.1

Dimensional and right angle tolerance meets the standard EN 315 requirements.

Gluing Classes

Riga birch plywood is glued with phenol formaldehyde or lignin phenol formaldehyde resin adhesive which is weather and boil-proof and meets the requirements of the EN 314 / 3 class.

It is also possible to glue plywood with moisture resistant low emission melamine-urea-formaldehyde resin (meets the requirements of EN 314 / 1 class and BS 1203 / H1).

In accordance with the standard EN 13986 the formaldehyde emission meets the Class E1 requirements (test method EN ISO 12460-3). Riga birch plywood meets the EPA TSCA Title VI, CARB Phase 2 and Japanese 4-Star Regulation’s requirements.

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