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Phenolic Coated Birch Plywoods -
Riga Mel

Product
Birch plywood (Riga Ply) overlaid with melamine film on both sides; reverse side of the panel can be overlaid with phenol film.

Overlay colour
White or light grey.

Application
Transport industry: finishing works for walls and ceiling; furniture components and tabletops, shop fitting and exhibition work, advertisement and information boards.

Advantages
Surface is hygienic, without odour (smell), waterproof, resists commonly used chemicals and UV rays. The surface is easy to clean with water and steam.  

Gluing classes  
Plywood is glued with waterproof phenol formaldehyde resin adhesive. Bonding is resistant to weather and boiling water. It meets requirements of the following standards:

EN 314 / 3rd class;  
BS 1203 / H 4 (previously WBP);
DIN 68705 Part 3 / type BFU 100.

Formaldehyde emission
In accordance with the standards EN 13986 formaldehyde emission meets the Class E1 requirements. Test method EN 717 Part 2

Surface overlay
Surface is smooth, glossy and hard. This product is not highly impact resistant as the surface is fragile and may easily crack.

Edges sealing
Edges are sealed with acrylic paint matched with surface colour.

Standard sizes
          1220 mm x 2440 / 3050 mm
          1250 mm x 2500 / 3000 mm
          1500 mm x 2500 / 3000 mm
          1525 mm x 2440 / 3050 mm
Cut to size panels, machining and processing up to ready furniture components in accordance with the customer’s requirements. 

Standard thickness
          9*, 12*, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 35 mm.
          * only melamine overlay on both sides for this thickness.

Tolerance
Size and right angle tolerance meets the standard EN 315 requirements.

Nominal thickness, mm 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 35
Number of plies 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 25
Average actual thickness, mm 9,2 12,0 14,9 17,7 20,5 23,4 26,5 29,4 33,0
Lower limit, mm 8,8 11,5 14,3 17,1 20,0 22,9 25,8 28,7 33,6
Upper limit, mm 9,5 12,5 15,3 18,1 20,9 23,7 26,8 29,9 35,4
Parameter Tolerance
Length, width (mm)
<1000
1000…2000
>2000

± 1 mm
± 2 mm
± 3 mm
Right angle ± 0,1 %
Edge straightness ± 0,1 %

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