The two main types of marine grade plywood are BWP (Boiling Water Proof) and BWR (Boiling Water Resistance). Both are used frequently in kitchen cabinets, where there is a lot of water contact, because they are resistant to boiling water. The advantages of BWP and BWR are the subject of this blog.
BOILING WATERPROOF PLYWOOD (BWP)
BWP plywood is resistant to the elements and boiling. They are regarded as plywood of the maritime quality. BWP can withstand moisture and humidity for a longer period of time without delaminating. BWP plywood can be created by glueing three to four layers of veneer. The adhesive that holds the sheets together in BWP is phenolic.
BENEFITS OF BWP PLYWOOD
- BWP is resistant to environments with a lot of moisture.
- Through specific treatments, plywood can occasionally acquire anti-warp qualities, increasing its durability in both wet and dry environments.
- BWP is resistant to termites and other pests, which raises the product's quality and makes it the best for interiors.
- Due to its all-weather qualities, this plywood is ideal for use in boat and ship construction.
BOILING WATER RESISTANCE (BWR)
Boiling water resistance, or BWR, is a highly water-resistant material. They are primarily used for outdoor, indoor, and home furnishings. Here, phenolic resins are used to create the plywood.
BENEFITS OF BWR PLYWOOD
- It is plywood that is exterior quality and can be used indoors, outside, and even partially outdoors.
- Phenolic resins and phenol-formaldehyde adhesive are used to make it.
- Kitchen cabinets, which have a lot of water contact, can employ BWR. Due to their superior water resistance compared to other plywood types as MR, etc.
- Surface core gaps do not exist in BWR.
- They are plywood that doesn't warp and has extremely strong bonding.
- The fact that BWRs are termite resistant is their main advantage.