White Lauan species come from the Philippines.
The wood is white top pinkish withe, becomming light brown with age. Sometimes presence of white lines (resin canal). Visible darker silver figure on quatersawn. Frequent black holes.
|Origin:||Asia and Oceania|
The name White Lauan is sometimes given to the species Parashorea malaanonan, Shore almon and Shorea palosapis
Lauan White, Urat Mata, Lauan Malaanonan, Bagtikan,
Veneer for interior of plywood, Fiber or paticle boards, Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Glued laminated, Sliced veneer, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Formwork, Interior panelling, Moulding, Boxes and crates,
|Commercial restriction:||No commercial restriction|
|IUCN Red List status:|
|Grain:||Straigth or interlocked|
|Sapwood:||Not clearly demarcated|
|Typical colour:||Pinkish White|
|Crushing strength:||46 (+/- 5) MPa|
|Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):||0,55 (+/- 0,06) |
|Stability:||Moderately stable |
|Static bending strength:||80 (+/- 7) MPa|
|Dry wood borers:||Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated|
|Fungi:||Class 5 - Not durable|
|Termites:||Class S - Susceptible|
|Treatability:||Class 2 - Moderately permeable|
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 , with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts , CIRAD .
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