Species: Bintangor

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Species profile
The wood is dark red to brown red or pinkish brown with darker veins and with clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is interlocked and the texture is medium. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.74 g/cm3.

The blunting effect is normal and peeling and slicing is reported to be good. Risks of internal stresses. Tendency to woolliness. Filling is recommended to obtain a good finish. Nailing is good but pre-boring is necessary. Gluing is correct for interior only. Bintangor dries normal to slow. There are risks of end checks. It is recommended to stack the piles in the alignment of spacer sticks in order to avoid warping.

Bintangor is moderately durable to fungi and is durable in dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood).

Bintangor can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. flooring, furniture, boxes and crates, formwork, sliced veneer, panelling, stairs, joinery, veneer
• exterior: e.g. ship building, wood frame house, joinery, heavy carpentry

Bintangor can be used for high class furniture if the grain is not highly interlocked.

• CIRAD Forestry Department

Family:CALOPHYLLANCEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Bintangur, Penaga, Sultan Champa, Tamanou, Bansanghal, Koila, Kathing, Tanghon, Cong, Vintanina, Bintangor, Tharapi, Calophyllum, Vutalau, Domba-gass, Poon, Mu-u,
Scientific name(s)
Calophyllum inophyllum, Calophyllum papuanum, Calophyllum parviflorum, Calophyllum vitiense, Calophyllum spp*,
Typical use
Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling, Wood frame house, Ship building (planking and deck), Flooring, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Formwork, Heavy carpentry, Interior joinery, Sliced veneer, Ship building (ribs),
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Dark Red
Physical description
Crushing strength:66 (+/- 13)
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,74 (+/- 0,11)
Static bending strength:105 (+/- 23)
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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