Species: Lauan White

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Lauan White
Species profile
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.

Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
The name White Lauan is sometimes given to the species Parashorea malaanonan, Shore almon and Shorea palosapis

Lauan White, Urat Mata, Lauan Malaanonan, Bagtikan,
Scientific name(s)
Shorea Contorta,
Typical use
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
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Pinkish White
Physical description
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 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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