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Agba (Gossweilerodendron balsamiferum)

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General

Origin: Tropical Africa (Nigeria, Congo, Gabon). Colour and texture: yellowbrown to redbrown; dark graining; smooth surface; faintly gleaming. Smell: aromatic. Workability: good to machine; moderately cleavable; easy glueable; good surface treatment possible. Lower Heating Value 18.40 MJ

Properties

Chemical properties

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Electrical properties

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Manufacturing Properties

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Mechanical properties

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32.5 83 MPa Idemat 2003
29.5 47.5 MPa Idemat 2003
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450 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
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35 98 MPa Idemat 2003
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3200 9800 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

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Thermal properties

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Environment

3.12 mPt
5.23 Pt
247 mELU
2.26 MJ/MJ
43.6 MJ
6.92 kg
0.12 kg
Agba Tola Gossweilerodendron balsamiferum
Agba 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 5748km by ship.
Idemat 1998 Idemat 2003, Design for Sustainability, Delft University of Technology

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