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European Beech

Description

General

Origin: Europe (Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany). White or lightbrown. Slightly visible grains like short lines on the surface. Good bendable with steam. No problems with glueing or painting. Lower Heating Value 17, 08 MJ.

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
1.7 3.2 % 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
74 210 MPa Idemat 2003
41 99 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
680 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
57 180 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
10000 18000 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
W/m.K
60 60 e-6/K Idemat 2003

Environment

1.39 mPt
0.43 Pt
133 mELU
2.36 MJ/MJ
34.8 MJ
2.83 kg
0.1 kg
Beech is imported from Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany where it is cultured. The average transport distance to the Netherlands is 250km. 60% is sawn in the Netherlands.
Idemat 1998

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