The wood is red brown and the sapwood is clearly demarcated. The grain is straight or interlocked and the texture is medium. Hollow tree is very common. Unpleasant odour when green or rewetted. Density at 12 % moisture content: 1.07 g/cm3.
The blunting effect is fairly high and peeling and slicing is not recommended or without interest. Requires power. Nailing is good but pre-boring is necessary. Gluing is correct for interior only. Gluing must be done with care (very dense wood). It dries normal to slowly and kiln drying must be handled slowly and carefully. Air drying prior to kiln drying is recommended.
Angelim vermelho is very durable to fungi and is durable to dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood). Due to its high specific gravity and hardness, this species naturally covers the biological hazard class 5 (end-uses in marine environment or brackish water).
Angelim Vermelho can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. industrial or heavy flooring, stairs
• exterior: e.g. posts, ship building, bridges, sleepers, heavy carpentry, vehicle or container flooring
• CIRAD Forestry Department
|Origin:||South and Central America|
Gurupa, Angelim Ferro, Angelim Vermelho, Faveira Preta, Angelim Falso, Angelim Pedra, Faveira Grande, Parakwa, Louro Gamela,
Sleepers, Heavy carpentry, Industrial or heavy flooring, Ship building (planking and deck), Poles, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Vehicle or container flooring, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Stairs (inside), Exterior panelling,
|Commercial restriction:||No commercial restriction|
|IUCN Red List status:|
|Grain:||Straigth or interlocked|
|Typical colour:||Red Brown|
|Crushing strength:||89 (+/- 2) MPa|
|Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):||1,07 (+/- 0,06) |
|Stability:||Moderately stable to poorly stable |
|Static bending strength:||160 (+/- 10) MPa|
|Strength class:|| |
|Dry wood borers:||Class D - Durable|
|Fungi:||Class 1 - Very durable|
|Termites:||Class D - Durable|
|Treatability:||Class 4 - Not permeable|
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 , with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts , CIRAD .
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