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Afrormosia

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General

Origin: Tropical Africa (Ghana, Congo, Cameroon). Colour and texture: greenish-yellow to yellowbrown; dark graining. Smell: offensive. Workability: good to machine;good bonding by glue; excellent polishable surface. Lower Heating Value 18.3 MJ

Properties

Chemical properties

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Electrical properties

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kV/mm
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V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

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Mechanical properties

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129 150 MPa Idemat 2003
66 70 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
650 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
2.5 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
11600 13500 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

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Thermal properties

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°C
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J/kg.K
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e-6/K

Environment

2.89 mPt
6.28 Pt
229 mELU
2.61 MJ/MJ
42.7 MJ
5.56 kg
0.12 kg
Afrormosia is dominantly imported from tropical Africa. The wood is not cultured. The deforestation of tropical wood causes serious local environmental problems and is related to the climate change in the world. The transport to the Netherlands requires 2 * 250km by trailers (from factory to forest and back) and 6330km by ship.
Idemat 1998

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