The water repellent-treatment reduces the plywood’s rainwater absorption without affecting its strength. The treatment enables the wood to breathe naturally and balance indoor air fluctuations.
Frequently asked questions
Our technical team has gathered here some answers to questions that may arise regarding the properties and right use of WISA®-SpruceWR.
Check with the paint supplier for a given paint or varnish’s suitability for plywood. Test the paint or varnish on a small area before painting large areas.
Permanent construction which requires the versatile strength of plywood.
There are no specific end-use recommendations. It can be used in the same way as other WISA-Spruce products.
WISA®-SpruceWR can be disposed of in the same way as untreated plywood panels. Always consider reuse before disposal. If reuse is not possible, you can use it in energy generation.
The CE marking includes the product name ‘WISA-SpruceWR’. There is a ‘Water Repellent’ logo on the product package.
Since plywood is not classified as a chemical, we are not obliged to create a Material Safety Data Sheet for it. Instead, we have created Plywood Safety Profiles for all product groups, which are available here.
EPDs are environmental product declarations based on Lifecycle Assessments. EPDs are verified by a third party, and they have been created according to EN standards. An Environmental Product Declaration is a voluntary and reliable way to present a product’s environmental impact throughout its whole lifecycle, from raw material sourcing to disposal.
The Plywood Safety Profiles apply to all plywood products. There are separate profiles for birch and spruce, coated and uncoated products. Plywood Safety Profiles include information on safe handling of plywood and the UPM Restricted Substance List.
Both the Environmental Product Declarations and Safety Profiles for spruce and birch plywood are available on http://www.wisaplywood.com
Our Finnish plywood mills and the Otepää plywood mill in Estonia have both PEFC- and FSC-certified Chain of Custody tracing systems. The Chudovo plywood mill in Russia has an FSC-certified Chain of Custody system. These CoCs guarantee that raw material is either legally and sustainably sourced or from certified forests, and the origin of the wood is known.
Forest certification is an excellent tool to promote sustainable forestry. It is based on standards drawn up during an open stakeholder process, implemented through forest management practices and verified by an independent third party. All wood supplies to UPM are covered by third-party-verified chains of custody.
Yes, it does. All UPM plywood mills have an ISO 14001-certified Environmental Management System.
UPM has a Code of Conduct that defines the general responsible business principles that all UPM personnel should follow. In addition, UPM Plywood has its own responsibility rules.
Disclaimer: Our recommendations are based on our most current knowledge and experience. Because we can’t influence the conditions in which our products are used, we are not responsible for the damages caused by the use of these products. The user decides whether the product is suitable for their intended use, and bears all responsibility. Users shall comply with any applicable legislation and/or test requirements for their finished products, and are responsible for bringing their products into markets.
This publication does not constitute any warranty, express or implied, and is only intended for the intended recipient and cannot therefore be transferred to any third party. We cannot assume any liability for using our products in conjunction with other materials.
We sell all our products in accordance with UPM Plywood’s General Sales Conditions. Ensure that all valid legislation is followed.