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USES Species Thickness Number of plies Peculiarity
Bracing Maritime pine 9, 10, 12, 15 mm (and more) 3 – 5 Format 2800 x 1196 mm
Flooring Maritime pine 15, 18, 21, 25 mm (and more) 5 – 9 Tongue and groove (on 2 or 4 edges)
Walls, partitions, lining Maritime pine 9 – 40 mm 3 – 15
Okoume 4 – 40 mm
Roofing: substrate, waterproofing substrate Maritime pine 7 – 9 – 10 – 12 – 15 – 18 – 21 – 25 – 30 – 35 – 40mm 3 to 15, depending on thickness NF EXTERIEUR CTB-X recommended Class 2 or 3 face / class 3 back
I-beams and box girders Maritime pine 12, 15,18, 21 mm 5 – 7 or 9 (depending on thickness) NF Coffrage CTB-C recommended Film-coated plywood
Formwork (concrete) Maritime pine 12, 15,18, 21 mm 5 – 7 or 9 (depending on thickness) NF Coffrage CTB-C recommended Film-coated plywood
Interior fittings Maritime pine Options: fireproofed
Okoume 4 – 30 mm Options: fireproofed, flexible, lead core
Poplar All thicknesses
Exterior windows Maritime pine 4 – 40 mm NF EXTERIEUR CTB-X recommanded
Okoume 25 – 40 mm Cell_Content NF EXTERIEUR CTB-X recommanded COV A+ labelling
Exterior doors Okoume Options: painted or film coated NF EXTERIEUR CTB-X
recommended Aluminium sheets can be inserted to create a barrier against humidity COV A+ labelling
Furniture Okoume 4 – 30 mm (and more) 3 to 13, depending on thickness
Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm 3 to 15, depending on thickness Class 1 face / class 2 back
Dimensions: 2,500 x 1,250 mm
COV A+ labelling
Shelves Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm COV A+ labelling
Okoume 4 – 40 mm COV A+ labelling
Poplar All thicknesses COV A+ labelling
Modular partitions Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm Fireproof plywood
COV A+ labelling
Okoume 4 – 40 mm Fireproof plywood
COV A+ labelling
Poplar All thicknesses
Acoustic correction Poplar All thicknesses
Okoume 16 – 36 mm 3 Insulating core (rubber or high-density material)
Decorative panels Poplar All thicknesses COV A+ labelling
Platforms and grandstands Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm Fireproof plywood
Okoume 4 – 40 mm Fireproof plywood
Theatre stages Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm Fireproof plywood
Okoume 4 – 40 mm Fireproof plywood
Theatre backdrops Poplar All thicknesses


USES Species Thickness Number of plies Peculiarity
Interior wall coverings Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm COV A+ labelling
Okoume 4 – 40 mm COV A+ labelling
Exterior cladding Okoume 10 mm or more 5 or more NF EXTERIEUR CTB-X recommended
Option: painted
Maritime pine

10 – 12 mm

5 or more NF EXTERIEUR CTB-X recommended
Option: painted


USES Species Thickness Number of plies Peculiarity
Structure Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm NF EXTERIEUR CTB-X recommended
Okoume 4 – 40 mm NF EXTERIEUR CTB-X recommended
Boat interiors Poplar All thicknesses NF EXTERIEUR CTB-X Marine recommanded
Okoume 4 – 40 mm NF EXTERIEUR CTB-X recommanded


USES Species Thickness Number of plies Peculiarity
Flooring Maritime pine 12 – 35 mm 5 to 15, depending on thickness Options: film-coated (phenolic film); painted edges; acoustic
Okoume 4 – 40 mm
Vehicle interiors Poplar 5 – 10 mm
Okoume 4 – 40 mm
Scaffolding Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm NF Contreplaqué EXTERIEUR CTB-X recommended
Fencing Maritime pine 7 – 9 – 10 – 12 – 15 – 18 – 21 – 25 – 30 – 35 – 40mm 5 to 15, depending on thickness NF Contreplaqué EXTERIEUR CTB-X recommended Class 2 or 3 face / class 3 back
Floor protection Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm
Okoume 4 – 40 mm
Custom packaging Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm
Poplar All thicknesses
Crates Pin maritime 7 – 40 mm 5 to 15, depending on thickness
Poplar All thicknesses
Industrial shelving Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm
Okoume 4 – 40 mm
Poplar All thicknesses
Containers Poplar All thicknesses NF Contreplaqué EXTERIEUR CTB-X recommended
Sound and x-ray insulation Okoume 11- 12 mm Lead core


USES Species Thickness Number of plies Peculiarity
Ergonomic and designer furniture Okoume 5 – 7 – 9 – 16 mm Bent plywood COV A+ labelling
Curved partitions Ceiba 7 and 9 mm
Okoume 5 – 7 – 9 – 16 mm Bent plywood COV A+ labelling
Poplar < 15 mm
Everyday items Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm Option: moulded
Okoume 4 – 40 mm Option: moulded
Poplar 4 – 40 mm Option: moulded


USES Species Thickness Number of plies Peculiarity
Formwork All species 7 – 40 mm
Skateboards, bats (table tennis) Poplar
Small items of furniture Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm 3 to 15, depending on thickness COV A+ labelling
Okoume 4 – 40 mm COV A+ labelling
Poplar 4 – 40 mm COV A+ labelling
Shelves Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm COV A+ labelling
Okoume 4 – 40 mm COV A+ labelling
Poplar 4 – 40 mm
Scale Modelling Poplar
Toys and games Maritime pine 7 – 40 mm 3 to 15, depending on thickness COV A+ labelling
Okoume 4 – 40 mm COV A+ labelling
Poplar 4 – 40 mm COV A+ labelling