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PlyPlay Plywood
Description

PlyPlay is a prefinished, UV-coated plywood made from sustainably grown plantation pine. PlyPlay is ideal for transforming existing spaces, such as garages, sheds and baches, and for use in prefabricated housing, commercial feature walls and ceilings. 

PlyPlay is coated by Bates Surface Solutions, New Zealand’s largest coating applicator for building panel products, using the most advanced computer-controlled UV line in New Zealand and Australia. Choose a finish quality and durability that can be achieved only in a controlled factory environment.

  • Speed On-site — Prefinished for Faster Installation:

PlayPly offers speed on-site. Based on plywood sheets, PlyPlay’s factory-coated, modular panels simplify the construction process. Fewer trades needed on-site allow a compressed time frame when lining an interior. 

  • Environmental — VOC-free Paint:

The factory-based UV-curing technology uses paints that are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Coatings are instantly dried on the UV line, with no subsequent VOC emissions, resulting in cleaner air than in conventional surface-coating processes.

  • Scratch Resistant — UV-coated for greater durability:

PlyPlay features a durable surface coating, which uses ultraviolet light to cure the paint — a photochemical process that binds the pigments. UV-cured paints are tougher than conventional coatings, offering improved resistance to impact, scratch and general wear. The PlyPlay surface will last longer than most architectural paint systems, so requires less maintenance over its lifetime.

  • Palette — Prefinished Colour:

PlyPlay comes in three different colours. Finished with a smooth satin surface, each colour has a delicate pearl sheen, based on mineral mica, to accentuate the natural warmth of the timber.

  • Panel Options:

PlyPlay comes in 12mm pine and three colour options. The pine plywood for walls and ceilings is made from sustainably grown pine. These have few knots and a uniform, lightly toned appearance that finishes beautifully and consistently.

  • Panel: 2400mm x 1200mm
  • Thickness: 12mm
  • Face grade: BD
  • Coating: single-side (with a sealed rear face and edges

PlyPlay is an indent product with a three-week lead time and available exclusively through CARTERS.

Key Features
  • Ultra low formaldehyde emissions
  • Contributes to Green Star points
  • CARB Phase 2 compliant
  • AS/NZS compliant
  • LEED compliant
  • Highly durable coating VOC free coating
  • Light weight and stable
  • Easy cutting and machining
  • Excellent acoustic performance
  • Supplied with protective film
Homestar / Green Star (Envirospec) Compliant
Homestar / Green Star
Scope of Use

PlyPlay is designed for wall and ceiling lining in residential and commercial applications, excluding high-humidity situations. 

Typical applications:

  • Garages
  • Utility spaces
  • Apartments
  • Houses
  • Baches
  • Commercial interiors
  • Gymnasiums
  • Hospitality
  • Retail

Cutting and Fixing PlyPlay

Limitations on Use
  • Natural Material Variations: Samples are indicative only. 

Being a natural product, PlyPlay is subject to some variations in moisture content, colour and grain, with the occasional imperfection. To minimise batch-to-batch variation, it is recommended to order all product required in one job order. Natural wood colours change over time and are affected by sunlight exposure.

  • PlyPlay is an indent product with a three-week lead time and available exclusively through CARTERS
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Fire Rating: Group 3:

  • PlyPlay has been tested by BRANZ to 1530 Part 3. The test gave a 0 (zero) spread of flame index and 3 (three) smoke developed index.
  • As a timber product, PlyPlay meets a Group 3 fire rating allowing it to be installed in commercial applications with up to a maximum of five square metres for exitways.

When used as part of building work — and installed in accordance with the PlyPlay installation instructions — PlyPlay meets, or contributes to meeting, the following building code clauses:

  • B1 Structure; B 1.3.1, B 1.3.2, B 1.3.3 (a, b, j)
  • B2 Durability B 2.3.1 (b)
  • C3 Fire affecting areas beyond the fire source C 3.4 (a) (in areas where a Material Group 3 product is required)
  • F1 Hazardous Building Materials F2.3.1
In-Service History

PlyPlay is coated by Bates Surface Solutions is New Zealand’s largest coating applicator for building panel products.

Other Performance Attributes

PlyPlay is a low-formaldehyde plywood, manufactured from sustainably grown plantation pine.

PlyPlay is coated using the most advanced computer-controlled UV line in New Zealand and Australia. The factory-based UV-curing technology uses paints that are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Coatings are instantly dried on the UV line, with no subsequent VOC emissions, resulting in cleaner air than in conventional surface-coating processes.

  • Scratch Resistant — UV-coated for greater durability:

PlyPlay features a durable surface coating, which uses ultraviolet light to cure the paint — a photochemical process that binds the pigments. UV-cured paints are tougher than conventional coatings, offering improved resistance to impact, scratch and general wear. The PlyPlay surface will last longer than most architectural paint systems, so requires less maintenance over its lifetime.

Warranty and Maintenance

  • PlyPlay comes with a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Bates Surface Solutions recommend cleaning PlyPlay panels when required with a warm, damp cloth and a mild detergent. Avoid using solvents or abrasive cleaners
Interior Fire Rating 3
3
Documents
Installation Guide
Installation Video: Cutting and Fixing PlyPlay
Installation Video: Setting Out Panel Joints
Additional Information

Bates are New Zealand’s largest coatings applicators for building panel products creating high-performance decorative UV wall linings, exterior panelling, cabinetry, flooring and ceilings.

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