You’re confused or misguided about
which plywood to use for various applications, such as the kitchen, outdoor
area, wardrobes, or beds. Do you aware that there is no such thing as
waterproof wood? Instead, it is treated with chemicals and then converted into a
waterproof ply.

Hardwood plywood sheets are used to
make furniture and other inside uses, whereas softwood plywood sheets are used to
place on the exterior of a construction. Plywood is primarily utilized for
furniture manufacturing in India, accounting for two-thirds of total wood

Furniture spending has risen in
recent decades as a result of rising earnings, urbanization, real estate
investment, and western influence, among other factors. Furthermore, the
introduction of innovative designs and a wide selection of furniture products
has aided in the creation of demand among consumers. The expansion of furniture
manufacturers’ distribution networks and exclusive stores in the region has
significantly influenced the plywood market. As a result, the market is
predicted to grow to a size of US$ 5.7 billion by 2024. According to,

We will go over every aspect of
this plywood in this blog, and if you have any questions, please leave a
comment and let us know.


What is MR grade plywood, and how does it differ from other types of

Moisture Resistant plywood, or MR
grade plywood, is also known as Commercial plywood in India. It is interior-grade
plywood that is suited for indoor use. Even though MR plywood can withstand
moisture and humidity, it is important to note that it is not waterproof. It’s
common plywood used in Offices, study tables, because of its high internal
strength. It’s a crucial component of any form of home or business furniture.


The multiple layers of
veneers, MR grade plywood are bound together with UREA FORMALDEHYDE glue.
I’d just like to note out that phenol formaldehyde is more environmentally
benign than urea-formaldehyde, according to certain environmental specialists.

IS:303 requirements of the Indian
Standard product or process quality set by the Bureau of Indian Standards are
expected to be met by MR grade plywood (BIS).


Plywood of MR Grade is used in a variety of applications.

MR plywood is best used in places
where there is a lot of water and moisture. It’s commonly utilized in
interiors to create kitchen rooftops, shelves and cabinets, doors, and
chairs for homes and offices. It’s also utilized for doors, shelves, and racks
in toilets and restrooms because they’re continuously exposed to moisture.


The Advantages of MR Grade Plywood

Has a consistent level of strength.

When compared to solid wood, it comes in larger proportions,
making it easier to create custom furniture and fixtures.

MR plywood is also available in a variety of forms,
including flexible plywood. This may be twisted to create curved surfaces,
allowing you to be creative with your home or workplace decor and interiors.

·     This plywood is extremely cost-effective and of the
highest possible wood quality.

All plywood comes in a variety of
sizes, including 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, and 25mm, depending on the
brand. Because sizes vary by location, you won’t find all sizes at every store.


What is BWR grade plywood, and how does it differ from other types of


As the name implies, boiling water-resistant
plywood is waterproof and suited for applications that are frequently exposed
to water. It is also of external grade quality, which means it may be used
outside. Weatherproofing is also a feature of BWR-grade plywood.

BWR plywood is perfect for creating
outdoor furniture such as lawn chairs, garden tables, and chairs, as well as
equipment for restaurants and cafés. Most interior designers and decorators
nowadays recommend using BWR plywood for kitchen cabinets and other furnishings
since it is more likely to become wet.


Synthetic plastic resin (phenol-formaldehyde)
is utilized in the manufacture of both BWP and BWR types of plywood sheets,
which is regarded to be superior to Urea-formaldehyde resins used in commercial
MR grade (Moisture resistant) plywood sheets. When a board is branded BWR, it
signifies it’s a waterproof exterior quality plywood.
plywood, certain large companies utilized BWR grade, and for blockboard, they
used BWP grade.


What is BWP grade plywood?

Waterproof plywood, sometimes known
as boiling waterproof plywood, has the highest water-resistance and is
considered entirely waterproof. BWP plywood is resistant to the effects of the
elements and may be exposed to changing weather conditions without cracking.

BWP plywood is the most durable
plywood available. The number of plies, undiluted resins and adhesives, and
high-quality raw materials used to create the plywood sheets gives it its
strength. Because of the adhesives and chemicals used, BWP grade plywood offers
great resistance to pests and termites. BWP grade plywood has the IS:710
specification number from the Bureau of Indian Standards.

Plywood of the BWP Grade is used in a variety of applications.


BWP plywood may be used to make practically any type
of furniture, including those that are likely to be exposed to water.

You may use this plywood to construct furniture for
your kitchen and bathroom without worrying about water damage.

You may have heard that many contractors mislead
clients by informing them that they used marine plywood in their kitchens while
they used BWP ply since it is less expensive than marine plywood.

It can be used to make outdoor
furniture such as lawn chairs, garden tables, outdoor swings, and patio seats,
as well as terrace and balcony furniture and wooden storage units. To achieve
optimal strength, BWP grade boards are made with a uniform thickness. Strict
quality controls are also implemented to ensure that the boards have a few core
gaps as possible, as these spaces help the glue to settle and perform better.


What is Marine plywood?

Marine-grade plywood is of higher
quality than BWR grade and is utilized in situations when the plywood will be
exposed to extreme weather conditions, such as being submerged in water, for an
extended period. It’s the best material for making ships, boats, and other
marine-related projects.

The use of high-quality wood
veneers and unextended (undiluted) phenolic resins in the manufacture of Marine
ply makes it extremely sturdy and water-resistant. The material Phenol
formaldehyde is a synthetic plastic resin, which improves the waterproofing
qualities of Marine plywood significantly. The waterproof quality of plywood is
determined by the tree from which it is formed and the chemical with which it
is treated; this is the plywood’s main secret.


Plywood of the Marine Ply is used in a variety of applications.

This plywood is suitable for both
exterior and semi-exterior applications. It is frequently utilized in the
bodies of buses and vehicles, railway coaches, kitchen components, signboards,
paneling partitions, restrooms, and other interior and exterior woodworking
demands.  The Indian Standard IS: 710
specifies the requirements for marine plywood.

In India, we believe that marine
plywood is created just for kitchens, however, this is not the case. The
original factor is different, although everyone assumes it is intended for use
in the kitchen. We are  hoping that by providing this information, the
confusion can be reduced in some way

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