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Poplar

Description

General

(Origin: Europe, North America). Cheap wood for general applications, mainly indoors. Colour light to white. Easy machinable. Poor glueing. Many knots.

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
0.8 2.3 % Idemat 2003
12 20 % 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
48 69 MPa Idemat 2003
28 37 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
350 570 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
MPa
MPa
MPa
7400 10200 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 0.14 W/m.K Idemat 2003
3.8 36 e-6/K Idemat 2003

Environment

0.27 mPt
0.76 Pt
30.3 mELU
MJ/MJ
25.28 MJ
3.43 kg
kg
Poplar is imported from Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. The average transport distance is 250km. The wood is for 70% processed in the Netherlands and for the remaining part in the exporting country.The annual production is between 4 - 10 m3/ha/y depending on specie and region, at agrowth cycle of 30 years.

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