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Idigbo (Terminalia ivorensis)

Description

General

Origin: Liberia, Guinea, Ghana. Colour and texture: greenish yellow, darkens later on to yellow-brown, often brownish grained; smooth surface. Workability: good and easy to machine; easy to glue; good surface treatment possible (polish, stain, lacquer). Lower Heating Value 18.25 MJ
Terminalia ivorensis, Idigbo, Black afara, Framire, Emeri

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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74 100 MPa Idemat 2003
41.5 53.5 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
500 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
1.79 3.06 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
8000 10000 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

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Thermal properties

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°C
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J/kg.K
W/m.K
e-6/K

Environment

2.75 mPt
6.38 Pt
220 mELU
2.22 MJ/MJ
42.1 MJ
3.09 kg
0.1 kg
Idigbo 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 5173km by ship.
Idemat 1998, Design for Sustainability, Delft University of Technology

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