Species: Almon


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Almon
Species profile
Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Almon,
Scientific name(s)
Shorea Almon,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Veneer for interior of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Exterior joinery, Pulp, Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Cigar boxes, Exterior panelling, Fiber or paticle boards, Light carpentry,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Pinkish White
Physical description
Crushing strength:45 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,60
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:83 MPa
Strength class:
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 3-4 - Moderately to poorly 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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