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African Mahogany

Description

General

Origin:Tropical Africa (Ghana, Congo, Gabon). Shrinks and swells little. Good polishing, glueing and varnishing possible. Lower Heating Value 18.26 MJ

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
1 1.3 % 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
36 126 MPa Idemat 2003
36 58.5 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
490 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
32.5 101 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
10000 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
0.14 0.31 W/m.K Idemat 2003
3.6 40 e-6/K Idemat 2003

Environment

2.63 mPt
5.86 Pt
207 mELU
2.02 MJ/MJ
42.1 MJ
2.8 kg
0.1 kg
Mahogany 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 250km vice versa forest-harbour by trailers and 7000km by ship. The processing to beams in the Netherlands assumed.
Idemat 1998

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