Species: Kasai

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Species profile
Family:SAPINDACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Matoa, Sibu, Taun, Malugai, Kasai, Agupanga, Tungaui, Truong,
Scientific name(s)
Pometia pinnata, Pometia tomentosa,
Typical use
Flooring, Veneer for interior of plywood, Boxes and crates, Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Moulding, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Exterior joinery, Interior panelling, Cooperage,
Commercial restriction:
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:58 (+/- 5) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,72 (+/- 0,08)
Static bending strength:114 (+/- 9) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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