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Azobé

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Azobé Hardwood

The very favourable strength properties and high durability (class 1-2) make Azobé suitable for many outdoor applications. You will often see Azobé hardwood in scaffolding and sheet piling. We have been able to supply Azobé wood for many such outdoor projects. You can see a selection of these in the photo album on this page.

Durability class
Azobé has durability class 1-2, transition wood 2.
Strength class
D70.
Applications

Azobé hardwood is suitable for scaffolding, plates, posts, sheet piling, purlins and sluice gates. Azobé planks are also frequently used for outdoor decking.

Specific gravity
Fresh 1100-1300 kg/m3. At 12% moisture content 950-1050 kg/m3.
Colour
Azobé wood has a dark brown-reddish colour.
Grain
Usually cross-thread or irregular thread.
Stability
Large.
Drying
Azobé wood dries very slowly.
Hardness
17000 N Lanka.
Workability
Despite its hardness, Azobé can be machined quite easily.
Screwing/nailing
Pre-drilling is necessary for Azobé hardwood.
Finishing of surface
Good.
Botanical name
Lophira alata
Groeigebied
FSC® certified Azobé grows in Tropical West Africa.
Other names
Bongossi, Ekki.
Quality requirements
Azobé is mentioned in the NEN 5493 'Quality requirements for hardwood in earth, road and hydraulic engineering works and other construction applications.
Algemeen
Looking to buy Azobé hardwood? For the current price, please contact us. We only supply Azobé with FSC quality mark for responsible forest management.
Familie
Ochnaceae
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