The heartwood of Breu branco has a whitish grey colour, sometimes with a light brown or pinkish shade. It is difficult to distinguish the sapwood. The grain is straight and often remarkable interlocked. The texture is medium coarse.
The working properties are good. The presence of Silica causes a blunting effect on the tools. In situations with interlocked grain, sharp tools are needed to achieve a smooth result. Pre-drilling is advised. Finishing and gluing are reported to be good. Drying goes easy with limited drying defects.
The less durable and light coloured timber is only used for interior applications like doors, window frames and carpentry.
(Description by Precious Woods)
|Origin:||South and Central America|
Carano, Aruru, Anime, Currucay, Haiawa, Porokay, Tinguimoni, Azucarito, Almecega, Breu, Carano, Anime Blanco, Kurokay, Encens Blanc, Encens Gris, Encens Rouge, Copal-Caspi, Breu Branco,
Veneer for interior of plywood, Boxes and crates, Interior panelling, Blockboard, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Formwork, Fiber or paticle boards,
|Commercial restriction:||No commercial restriction|
|IUCN Red List status:|
|Grain:||Straigth or interlocked|
|Typical colour:||Light Brown|
|Crushing strength:||57 (+/- 3) MPa|
|Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):||0,64 (+/- 0,04) |
|Stability:||Moderately stable |
|Static bending strength:||85 (+/- 13) MPa|
|Dry wood borers:||Class S - Susceptible|
|Fungi:||Class 5 - Not durable|
|Termites:||Class S - Susceptible|
|Treatability:||Class 3 - Poorly permeable|
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 , with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts , CIRAD .
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