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Dibetou

Description

General

Origin: Tropical Africa (Congo, Gabon Ghana). Colour and texture: light to dark brown (looks like walnut); partly dark grained; smooth surface. Workability: good and easy to machine; easy to glue; good surface treatment possible (extremely well polishable and stainable); hard to preserve/impregnate. Lower Heating Value 18.12 MJ

Properties

Chemical properties

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%

Electrical properties

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kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

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Mechanical properties

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71 95 MPa Idemat 2003
40 60 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
560 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
59 142 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
10000 15200 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

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Thermal properties

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°C
°C
°C
J/kg.K
W/m.K
e-6/K

Environment

2.58 mPt
6.02 Pt
204 mELU
2.17 MJ/MJ
41.6 MJ
2.78 kg
0.1 kg
Dibetou 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

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