Species: Acacia Mangium


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Acacia Mangium
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-MIMOSOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Acacia Mangium, Black Wattle, Mangge Hutan, Kayu Safoda, Kra Thin Tepa, Brown Salwood, Tongke Hutan, Arr,
Scientific name(s)
Acacia Mangium, Racosperma Magnium (synonymous),
Typical use
Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling, Formwork, Fiber or paticle boards, Interior joinery, Blockboard, Boxes and crates,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:46 (+/- 3) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,52 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:105 (+/- 6) MPa
Strength class:
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 3-4 - Moderately to poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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