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Blockboard (IS 1659)

'Gattani Ply' Blockboard is manufactured with selected and seasoned pine planks. The planks are treated with preservatives of special quality to resisi borer termite and fungi attack and later kiln dried at a technically laid temperature schedule.


'Gattani Ply' drying technology and temperature control parameters are tough to maintain elsewhere and rare in the industry but is very helpful in getting balanced and straight planks. With a high MOE and MOR factor 'Gattani Ply' blockboards are very suitable for Indian houses. 'Gattani Ply' blockboards are available in MR COM and BWP COM grade for interior and exterior applications respectively.


'Gattani Ply' Blockboard has high mechanical strength, dimensional stability and are warp free. 'Gattani Ply' blockboard is best suited for load bearing horizontal panel applications. With a history of defect free boards 'Gattani Ply' blockboard range is ideal for any woodworking requirements.


Application : All types of furniture, wardrobes, partitions, prefabricated houses, kitchen cabinets etc.

Standard Thickness : 19 mm & 25 mm.

Standard Size : All standard sizes available.


Test Prescribed In IS:1659-1990
Min. Value For Conformity
Observed Value

Dimensional changes caused by humidity

There shall be no de-lamination in the extreme range of humidity. Dimensional change shall not be more than +-1 mm in local planeness.

No de-lamination observed. Dimensional change within the the specified limit. Water


There shall not be any de-Lamination after 72 hours boiling.

No de-lamination observed. Adhesion

Resistance of piles

Minimum pass standard


Mycological Test

No appreciable sign of deparation edges.


Modulus of Rupture

50 N/sq. mm

67 N/sq. mm

Modulus of Elasticity
5000 N/sq. mm
6025 N/sq. mm

* Block Board should be stored in well ventilized & dry places to prevent fungus, insect and borer attacks.
* Block Board should be stored properly in stacks on flat level to prevent it from warping, bending & twisting
* Fine-toothed handsaw should be used for cross cutting Block Board.