Block Board

A superior quality block board, V.I. board imbibes the strength of solid wood and smoothness and finish of finely hardwood ply. V.I. boards are manufactured from combination of selected seasoned hardwood / pinewood timber battens and hardwood core veneers. The boards are bonded with urea formaldehyde resin under high pressure and temperature for MR grade and phenol formaldehyde for BWP grade. Chemically protected against termites and borers, V.I. boards have increased mechanical strength and dimensional stability compared to other block boards. Being less hygroscopic, V.I. boards have much lower tendency to absorb moisture and are hence resistant to twisting / wrapping and have superb screw and nail holding capabilities. V.I. boards thus are virtually indestructible and can resist the vagaries of weather.

Applications Furniture, partitions, racks / shelves, shutters and base panel for decorative laminates etc.

Standard Thicknesses 16mm, 19mm and 25mm.


BWP BLOCK BOARD IS 1659 : 2004

Tests ISI Requirement Observed Value
Dimensional changes caused by humidity

  1. Changes, mm
    from 65% RH to 90% RH
    from 65% RH to 40% RH
  2. Local Planeness
  3. At the extreme range of humidity

+ 1mm Max
- 1mm Max
< 1/150
No de-lamination at the extreme range of humidity.

+ .50mm
- 0.55mm
< 1/175
No de-lamination observed.
Adhesion of the plies Minimum pass standard Excellent
Resistance to water (72 hours boiling) No de-lamination after 72 hours boiling No de-lamination
Resistance to Micro organisms No appreciable sign of separation at edges No separation at edges
Modulus of elasticity Min. 5000 N / sq. mm 6050 N / sq. mm
Modulus of Rupture Min. 50 N / sq. mm 61 N / sq. mm