Forest Stewardship Council
Chain of Custody certification is important for our future, We at Multirack and all our suppliers only source timber that meets this standard. It demonstrates the importance we place on the responsible management of forests that supply our company. By customers choosing our products, they are supporting responsibly managed timber harvesting and processing, which is vital for the future of the Worlds forestry and wood product resources.
For more information go to this web site https://au.fsc.org/en-au
Plywood will vary in weight depending on the timber used to manufacture it.
This list gives you a general guide to the weight of a 2400mm x 1200mm or
2440mm x 1220mm size sheet
3.6mm 5 to 7Kg 6.0mm 8 to 11Kg
9.0mm 13 to 17Kg 12mm 17 to 23Kg
15mm 21 to 28Kg 17mm 24 to 32Kg
18mm 26 to 34Kg 19mm 27 to 36Kg
21mm 30 to 39Kg 25mm 36 to 46Kg
British Standard BS 1088
Plywood manufactured with Marine “A” Bond glue is not always “Marine Ply” most ply sold in Australia with marine glue is a lower grade and at a very low price as compared to “Marine Plywood” Remember , if it is priced at a low price, it is to good to be true, and not “Marine Ply”
Click on the “MARINE PLYWOOD” tab above for more information on Marine ply.
British Standard BS1088 a lower quality Marine Ply when compared to Australian Standard AS2722 Marine and much cheaper.
## CAUTION There is no checking of ply to see if it is made to the BS1088 standard, and because of this there is ply for sale in Australia that does not meet the BS1088 standard, but is still stamped that it meets BS1088. We can access these low grades but DO NOT buy them, rest assured if buying from us we will never buy or sell these low grade and cheaper ply that does not meet BS1088.
Australian Standard AS2272
Plywood manufactured with Marine “A” Bond glue is not always “Marine Ply” most ply with marine glue is a lower grade and very lower price.
All Marine AS2272 grade plywood will have a stamp on the back of the sheet as above with AS2272 noted on stamp.
Click on the “MARINE PLYWOOD” tab above for more information on Marine ply.
We also only buy all AS2272 ply from Austral Plywood, the only manufacturer of marine ply that complies with Australian Standards.
Warning about Marine ply
Film Face Ply
with Marine Glue
We at Multirack have a range of Film Face plywood (similar to Formply) It is made from Eucalyptus Timber for the core and with Marine glue with a Black Film Face overlay.
Sheet Size 2440 x 1220mm depending on availability or 2400 x 1200mm
Thicknesses 12, 18, 25mm
Film Face Plywood is produced to deliver a maintenance free surface, making it a versatile, ready to use surface that is easy to clean. This ply material is composed of a hardwood core, Marine glue and a black overlay finish. This product is also ideal for cement applications where F14 structural strength is not required.
Many people will call this Formply, but it can only be called Formply when it has been stress graded, and will be stamped with a PAA or EWPAA stamp.
NOTE :- Formply is NOT Marine ply.
Formply is normally made with pine timber and interior or water resistant glue. Our ply is made using Eucalyptus timber and marine glue.
For the technical people :-
Formply, due to its short life as a structural member as concrete formwork, may be manufactured to either the structural plywood Standard AS/NZS2269 with Type A bond glue and B grade or better faces on two sides, or bonded with Type B water resistant glue to Australian Standard AS/NZS2271 or with interior Type C glue bond to AS/NZS2270 and B grade or better faces both sides.
We have in stock high quality plywood rated by the PAA (Plywood Association of Australia) for Exterior use. Many people buy it for boat and trailer floors, and it has a very good finish making it also good for making furniture. (other stores in Mackay sell ply called “Marine AA” and “Marine Ply” which is a lower grade type of ply in my opinion, and it does not meet AS2271)
Size 2440 x 1220mm
Thicknesses are 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm check in-store to see what is currently available
Because it is made to the PAA standards you can be confident of it’s quality.
For the technical people — This Ply meets the PAA standard and the Australian Standard AS2271 for Exterior Ply, with ‘A’ bond Marine Glue. It is manufactured from a hardwood eucalyptus timber.
Large Size Plywood
The standard size ply sheets are 2400 x 1200 and 2440 x 1220, but
we can also get oversize or Jumbo sheets with Eucalyptus core and a Gaboon/Okoume face in exterior ply with a WBP glue made to European Standard EN636-2S. See Picture to right for picture of this ply.
They come in a few size and thickness variations. (all these size variations are not always available)
2440 x 1530 – 6, 9, 12, 15, 18mm
3050 x 1220 – 3.6, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18mm
3050 x 1530 – 6, 9, 12, 15, 18mm
3050 x 1830 – 12, 18mm
With all these sizes, they are not a stocked lines, they are only available as special order and will require payment prior to ordering.
These sheets are more expensive, so unless you have a special project , I would suggest you look at the standard sizes.
All are cheaper for large quantity buys due to freight costs, which as special order lines are passed on to the customer.
Gaboon – Okoume
Picture of the faces of a Gaboon – Okume ply, faces are high grade with a pink/brownish colour
Colour/Appearance : Heartwood ranges from a pale pink to light brown. Color darkens with age. Narrow heartwood is grayish white, not clearly demarcated from heartwood
Grain/Texture: Grain is straight to wavy or slightly interlocked. Texture is medium, with good natural luster.
T&G Flooring Plywood
Australian Standard AS2269
AS2269 is a Structural Plywood made to meet various strength ratings such as F11, F14, F17
Tongue and Groove (T&G) Flooring ply is very durable and is pre-sanded for the best finish. It has a machined groove, as well as a tongue to ensure a seamless join when it is laid. T&G can be used in most flooring applications and ranges in thickness from 15mm to 32mm. It is lightweight but still retains superior strength and rigidity. We also have available Hardwood Ply with a H2 glue line treatment againse termites, this glue line treatment is far superior to any envelope treatment as you can cut and drill the ply without the need to retreat the cut edges.
Normal size is 2400 x 1200mm
Standard thicknesses available 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 32mm
We also have available a Non Structural 2400 x 1200 x 15 T&G ply for uses where Structurally rated ply is not needed. (when we can get it)
Manufactured from a pine or hardwood core and normally with marine glue. This plywood is suitable for shelving, workbenches and home projects. It is also used for trailer trays, boat floors, dog kennels and many other uses.
It is available in sheets measuring 2400mm x 1200mm or 2440mm x 1220mm. Thicknesses vary significantly, with sheets available but are normally in 3.6, 4.0, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25 and 32mm.
AS2269 is a Structural Rated Plywood made to meet various strength ratings such as F8, F11, F14, F17. We also have available non structural industrial type plywood.
12mm Ply Special
Clearance line, only a few sheets left
Tasmanian Oak Ply
2400 x 1200 x 12
We have a Tasmanian Oak Ply that is made in Tasmania, Australia, the faces are graded as C/C — C grade faces include filler and defects as can be seen in picture. This ply has large colour variations. (the lighter colours are the most common, but we took this picture to show the extremes if can come in.) If you are not needing very large face areas of Better Grade Tasmanian Oak , you can definitely get good areas that can be clear finished with good quality finish. All Tas Oak Ply will show the blood vanes that are a characteristic of the Tasmanian Oak timber family.
The glue is A bond Marine grade, which is a blackish colour, so you will see come colour bleed coming through on the faces.
This ply is economical to use for many projects that require a quality ply with marine glue.
Custom Made Box
For Export of Goods
Custom made Shipping for Flo-Max. The box is 1200 x 1200 x 800mm high made to transport goods overseas. This box had extra reinforcing and fully glued because the goods were very heavy, and the box will be used several times.
We can make Custom Ply Boxes to almost any size or weight capacity to store or transport items. Also available is plywood and timber that is treated for export with certificates.
Ply Special —
2400 x 1200 x 12mm S grade Ply SOLD
Ply Cut to Size
At MultiRack we offer a cutting service for plywood we sell. We have a German Altendorf sliding bench saw for accurate cutting of your ply needs.
There is a charge for all cutting. We can only cut a sheet completely through, we cannot do half width or lengths cut with this saw bench.