BS 1088 (Hydrotek)
4’ x 8’
Strong – Medium Density – Easy to Work – Hull Components – Floors – Bulkhead
BS 1088 Hydrotek is a multi-ply marine plywood that is superior to all standard Meranti plywood currently produced. Both face and inner plies are constructed from whole piece, color matched, Meranti veneers. Hydrotek is used in boat building applications where only the best will do. Hydrotek’s durable rating will ensure that you are using a marine plywood that will last a lifetime.
BS 1088 presents a solid surface that is free from open defects and knots. The veneers are free from irregular grain. Boards can be sanded on both sides. Hydrotek has excellent machining properties as it can be easily sawn and bored leaving smooth edges. It also has good nailing and screw-holding properties and is easy to stain and glue.
Hydrotek Meranti has superior durability and insulation properties compared to other timbers commonly used in marine applications. Due to the multi-ply construction, its strength properties are superior to other marine plywood available.
Face Veneers: No structural defects allowed/Appearance grade face and back, color matched.
Core Veneers: All core veneers are comprised of whole piece veneers ensuring absolutely no core voids.
Glue: WBP (Phenolic)
Bending Strength: 92 N/mm2
Modules of Elasticity: 11400 N/mm2
Compression Parallel to Grain: 52.9 N/mm2
Impact Strength: 0.74
Working Properties: Good
3mm (1/8”) – 3 ply
4mm (5/32”) – 3 ply
6mm (1/4”) – 5 ply
9mm (3/8”) – 5 ply
12mm (1/2”) – 7 ply
15mm (5/8”) – 9 ply
18mm (3/4” – 11 ply
21mm (7/8”) – 13 ply
25mm (1”) – 15 ply