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Merbau

Description

General

(Origin: Indonesia, New Guinea, South-East Asia) Brown to almost black, hard. Pre-drilling recommended, easy cleaving. Colouring soluble in water; leaves ugly staines. Not resistant against worms.

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
0.4 0.8 % 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
88 142 MPa Idemat 2003
12 64 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
1050 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
MPa
MPa
MPa
12400 17900 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
0.17 0.17 W/m.K Idemat 2003
e-6/K

Environment

1.57 mPt
0.61 Pt
135 mELU
MJ/MJ
32.7 MJ
3.15 kg
kg
Impact assessment for the production of rough sawn wooden beams. Merbau is extracted from the bush and nor cultured. This causes several serious local environmental problems and is supposed to be related to climate changes. Merbau is produced in South-East Asia. The transport to the Netherlands requires 15000km by ship and 250km by trailer. By lack of data about electricity generation in Asia, the electricity generation data of Europe was used.
Idemat 1998

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