Species: Chengal


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Chengal
Species profile
Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Penak-bunga, Penak-tembaga, Takian Chan, Penak-sabut, Chengal,
Scientific name(s)
Neobalanocarpus heimii, Balanocarpus heimii (synonymous),
Typical use
Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Heavy carpentry, Exterior joinery, Flooring, Sleepers, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Industrial or heavy flooring, Interior joinery,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:75 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,91
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:134 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 1 - Very 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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