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CANPLY Technical Notes:

PS1 US Code Acceptance

Whenever plywood is used in a US building code application, it will require certification to the American plywood manufacturing standard PS1. CANPLY has gained accreditation in America as a Certification Body, so that it may certify its Members' plywood to this standard. This technote also explains how to decode the CANPLY PS1 stamp.

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Formaldehyde Emissions and Glue bond characteristics EXTERIOR Plywood

Formaldehyde Emissions and Glue bond characteristics EXTERIOR Plywood (25kb)
All CANPLY plywood is made with a phenol-formaldehyde adhesive, forming a
waterproof bond between veneers. This adhesive is also safe for the
"Healthy Home", as rigorous testing has shown that formaldehyde emission
levels are zero to insignificant. CANPLY certified plywood meets the most
stringent formaldehyde emission ratings around the world.

CANPLY EXTERIOR plywood contains no added urea-formaldehyde, and qualifies for the
“No Added Urea-Formaldehyde” credit under the LEED building rating system.

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17.5 mm - 7 Ply COFI FORM PLUS Compliance with AS/NZS 2269:1994

COFI FORM PLUS is CANPLY's premium concrete formwork panel. Strict limits
on species and panel construction give it a 50% greater load carrying
capacity than regular Douglas Fir plywood. This technote demonstrates that
it is in compliance with the combined Australian / New Zealand standard,
AS/NZS 2269:1994.

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Canadian Code Requirements for Plywood Standards and Grades

Canadian Code Requirements for Plywood Standards and Grades (102kb)
Not all wood-based panels are created equal. The National Building Code of
Canada allows several types of panels, however, only plywood certified to
CSA O121, CSAO151 or CSA O153 is rated EXTERIOR TYPE - meaning that it may
be left exposed outdoors permanently. It is the special manufacturing
requirements found in only these three product standards that set the
benchmark for quality, to the level that Canadian users and specifiers have
come to expect.

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TN 06-2004

Phytosanitary Exemption

The wood veneer used in all CANPLY plywood undergoes conditions of extreme
heat and pressure during the manufacturing process, which insures the panel
is free from unwanted pests. CANPLY plywood has been exempt from all known
phytosanitary import requirement around the world for the past 30+ years,
with the exception of China.

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TN 07-2004
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions from CANPLY Exterior Plywood

Due to increasing concerns about the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds ("VOC's") from building products, the Canadian Plywood Association ("CANPLY") commissioned Forintek Canada Corporation to conduct comprehensive tests on plywood products produced by CANPLY Members. Both Canadian Softwood Plywood (CSP) and Douglas Fir Plywood (DFP) were tested, and the results of the four VOC's tested are published in this Tech Note.

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TN 08-2010
Manufacturer Declared Values for CANPLY EXTERIOR Plywood per EN 13986

Manufacturer Declared Values for CANPLY EXTERIOR plywood per Table 14 of the European standard EN 13986.

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TN 09-2012
Forest Management Certification

CANPLY PLYWOOD - Member Company Forest Management Certification

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