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AZOBE

Family : OCHNACEAE (angiosperm)

Scientific name (s) : Lophira alata, Lophila procera

Log description 

  • Diameter: from 60 to 100 cm
  • Sapwood thickness: 2 to 4 cm
  • Buoyancy: non-buoyant

Physical properties

  • Density: 1.06
  • Monnin hardness: 10.7
  • Coefficient. Volume shrinkage: 0.69%
  • Total tangential shrinkage: 10.3%
  • Total radial shrinkage: 7.3%
  • Fiber saturation point: 28%

Uses

  • Hydraulic works (in fresh water)
  • Bridges (in contact with soil or water)
  • Vehicle or container bottom
  • Heavy frame
  • Frame
  • Poles
  • Sleepers
  • Parquet (heavy or industrial)
  • Stairs (inside)
  • Bridges (parts not in contact with ground or water)
  • Cooperage-winery
  • Stakes
  • Hydraulic works (in maritime environment)

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