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CE stands for a European directive for construction products. CE marking is mandatory for all
building products that are permanently used in construction works.
The basis for this guideline is EN13986. The CE marking says nothing about the quality of sheet materials but gives product information about the application possibilities and the most important properties in the field of structural, fire and user safety, limiting noise pollution, energy saving and hygiene, health and environment. More information in the
Yes, Meplax is PEFC Certified our certificate number is CU-PEFC-848791 valid until 11 December 2021. (PEFC certificaat Meplax 2021)
To process the plates correctly, please refer to the processing instructions. (Verwerkingsvoorschriften Easy Primer G10)
The qualities of birch plywood are indicated on the basis of the decking.
B (I) - for high or white quality finish (visual work) varnished or unpainted not crammed and uniform in color
S (II) - good quality for paintwork, varnishes and not as a basis for light brown phenol film
crammed and slight color differences
BB (III) - standard quality (crammed) for paintwork, basis for covering with phenol film
transparent or colored, covered with HPL and veneer
WG (IV) - quality where the surface is not important or as the back, crammed and with
liquid wood filled veneer repairs CP designation used in Russia (GOST) for quality conforming to WG
C - quality with no surface requirements and is often used in applications due to
strength properties e.g. in packaging
Tips for storage of sheet materials