Species: Pin De Parana


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Pin De Parana
Species profile
Family:ARAUCARIACEAE (gymnosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Curiy, Pinheiro, Pinheiro Do Brasil, Araucaria, Pino Blanco, Parana Pine, Pino Parana, Pinheiro De Parana, Pinho Brasileiro, Pin Parana, Chilean Pine,
Scientific name(s)
Araucaria angustifolia,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Light carpentry, Moulding, Boxes and crates, Veneer for interior of plywood, Pulp, Fiber or paticle boards, Cooperage, Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Poles, Flooring, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Blockboard, Matches, Cabinetwork (high class furniture),
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Light Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:54 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,54 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:89 (+/- 14) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 4-5 - Poorly to not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 2 - Moderately 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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Pin De Parana