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Description

General

Origin: Europe (Hungary). Colour and texture: yellowgreen to greenish brown/gold brown. Smell: in fresh state unpleasent. Workability: good to moderately good to machine; moderately good bonding by glue; good surface treatment possible (polishable). Robinia pseudoacacia is perhaps the most durable wood growing in Europe. It is hard , strong and tough. Lower Heating Value:18.13 MJ

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
4.4 6.9 % Idemat 2003
%

Electrical properties

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

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
103 169 MPa Idemat 2003
62 81 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
740 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
88 184 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
9000 13500 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Thermal properties

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

Environment

1.24 mPt
0.69 Pt
117 mELU
1.98 MJ/MJ
36.9 MJ
2.21 kg
0.1 kg
Robinia pseudoacacia is a high quality wood cultivated in Europe in, what is supposed to be, a sustainable manner. The main production comes from Hungaria. Transport to the Netherlands requires 2 * 250km (from factory to forest and back) and 1400km to the Netherlands, all by trailers.
Idemat 1998

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