PlyPlay™ is a prefinished, UV-coated plywood made from sustainably grown plantation pine. Choose a finish quality and durability that can be achieved only in a controlled factory environment.
Our premium pine for walls is an ARAUCO plywood from Chile.
We supply birch for cabinetry, manufactured by SyPly in Russia.
PlyPlay™ radiata plywood has excellent acoustic characteristics due to the thin wall cellular structure which absorbs the energy from sound waves. Further technical information on accoustic performance is available on request.
PlyPlay™ has been been tested by BRANZ to 1530 Part 3. The test gave a 0 (zero) spread of flame index and 3 (three) smoke developed index.
Handling and Storage:
PlyPlay™ requires care in storage and handling. The following suggestions will help keep PlyPlay™ in good condition before use and after installation:
Preferably panels should be installed by qualified tradesmen and handled with care. Panels are supplied with a protective self-adhesive film that should be removed after installations.
PlyPlay™ wall panels are based on AraucoPly, which is certified A-Bond using an Exterior Phenol-Formaldehyde resin, emission class Super E0 in accordance with Standard AS/NZS 2098.11 - “Determination of Formaldehyde Emissions”. AraucoPly also complies with other international Low Formaldehyde Emission (LFE) requirements like Japanese Standard JAS Super-E0 or F★★★★.
While the Formaldehyde Emission limit in AS/NZS 2269.0:2012 is max 0.40 mg/L for Super E0, AraucoPly’s emission is typically below 0.03 mg/L. For more details see page 16 of the AraucoPly brochure.
PlyPlay™ birch cabinetry panels are based on SyPly with an adhesive strength and content of formaldehyde corresponding to the requirements of BFU 100 DIN 68705-3 standard. SyPly has ultra-low emission of formaldehyde (class E1). See page 11 of the SyPly plywood brochure.
PlyPlay™ can be installed using a variety of fastening and fixing methods depending on the degree of fastener concealment desired.
Fixings for non bracing walls & ceilings:
Holdfast® Adhesive Only Wall System:
Acoustic Slotted Sheet
Acoustic Sheets With Mulit-Wole Configuration
PlyPlay™ is based on quality plywood panels that have been prefinished with an environmentally friendly factory-applied UV paint finish. This finish is a hardwearing, scratch resistant satin or gloss system that gives a clear natural look. It is also available in a blonded option or a selection of coloured finishes. You can purchase PlyPlay™ from CARTERS.
Bates Surface Solutions has been a leader in surface-coating building products since 1953.
Bates Surfaces is New Zealand’s largest applicator of UV coatings for interior building panel products and a trusted supply partner to James Hardie NZ Ltd and Laminex NZ. At Bates, we coat and perfect some of their well-known interior panel brands.
Bates Surfaces continues to lead the market in high volume and bespoke UV coatings for the New Zealand residential and commercial interior panels market. In addition, we manufacture and market our brands – PureCoat mirror gloss kitchen and bathroom panels; PlyPlay pre-finished plywood wall and ceiling panels; and Fenta hygienic suspended ceiling tiles.
Bates Surfaces manufacturers in Auckland use internationally recognised paint and raw panel suppliers. Our size and scale, technical know-how, coating equipment and experience put us in a unique position to meet the needs of the pre-finished panel market.