Standards for US Trademarked Panels in Non-Construction Applications
The panels automatically meet the requirements for use in non-construction European and UK applications, subject to the specific end use. Some non-construction applications will have the same performance requirements as walls and floors used in construction applications.
Product Standard PS1-19 for plywood sets minimum manufacturing requirements and covers wood species, veneer grades and packaging.
Performance standard PS2-18 establishes criteria for specific applications including panel strength, stiffness, durability and stability but allows total flexibility on how this is achieved.
Criteria for both standards:
- Establish methods for determining the above requirements are meet or are better than the minimum levels stated in the respective product standard.
- Use industry-standard terms and definitions.
- Provide a quality certification programme to ensure that qualified testing agencies like APA have checked the panels to ensure they comply with these respective standards.
- Give guidance on adhesive bonding, panel construction & workmanship,dimensions & tolerances,moisture content and marking.