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Guaiacum Wood

Description

General

Origin: South America. Colour and texture: green to olive; smooth surface. Greasy due to oils. Smell: in fresh state aromatic; agreeable resinous. Workability: good to machine, especially turning; bonding by glue is troublesome; good polishable surface, staining is difficult. Lower Heating Value 19.07 MJ.

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
0.1 0.1 % Idemat 2003
%

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

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Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
120 144 MPa Idemat 2003
90 126 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
1200 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
MPa
MPa
MPa
11060 13530 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

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Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
°C
°C
J/kg.K
W/m.K
e-6/K

Environment

1.52 mPt
16 Pt
153 mELU
2.96 MJ/MJ
40.2 MJ
2.22 kg
0.1 kg
Guaiacum wood is dominantly imported from South America where it is extracted from the tropical rain forest . 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 10304km by ship.
Idemat 1998

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