Species: Balau Red


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Balau Red
Species profile
Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Balangeran, Empenit-meraka, Semayur, Seraya Sirup, Balau Laut Merah, Damar Laut Merah, Red Balau, Balau Red, Selimbar, Guijo, Makata, Balau Merah, Selangan Batu Merah, Sengawan, Seri, Balau Membatu, Membatu, Red Selangan Batu, Gisok, Chan Khah,
Scientific name(s)
Shorea Guiso, Shorea Kunstleri, Shorea Spp,
Typical use
Vehicle or container flooring, Industrial or heavy flooring, Heavy carpentry, Ship building (ribs), Exterior joinery, Musical instuments, Boxes and crates, Stairs (inside), Flooring, Ship building (planking and deck), Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Current furniture or furniture components, Cooperage,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:80 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,87
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:119 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 3-4 - Moderately to poorly durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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Balau Red