Species: Bangkirai


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Bangkirai
Species profile
Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Balau, Kedawang, Pooti, Damar Laut, Thitya, Yakal, Bangkirai, Selangan Batu Kumus, Selangan Batu, Balau Kumus, Sengkawang, Gisok, Chan,
Scientific name(s)
Shorea Glauca*, Shorea Laevis*, Shorea spp*,
Typical use
Sleepers, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Flooring, Heavy carpentry, Cooperage, Poles, Boxes and crates, Ship building (planking and deck), Industrial or heavy flooring, Vehicle or container flooring, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Hydraulic works (fresh water), Exterior joinery,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:85 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,91
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:150 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Heartwood durable but sapwood not clearly demarcated
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not permeable
References
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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