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Hevea

Hevea wood Common Name : Hevea

Family : Maple

Colour : Creamy White

Diameter : 30 to 60 cm

Grain : Straight or interlocked

Specific Gravity : 0.65

Monnin Hardness : 3.0

Shrinkage Volumetric : 0.41%

Shrinkage Tangential : 5.6%

Shrinkage Radial : 2.2%

Crushing Strength : 51 MPa

Static Bending Strength : 82 MPa

Modulus of Elasticity : 11760 MPa

Description

The Hevea Brasiliensis tree reaches a height of over 30m, and is from the same family as Maple. They both produce sap. The sap from rubber trees is known as latex. Hevea Brasiliensis trees produce all the latex in the world for all rubber-based products.

Hevea Brasiliensis is a hardwood from the Maple family of hardwoods & has very little tendancy to warp or crack, is eco-friendly & is often the most misunderstood species of wood in the furniture industry. The name Rubberwood invokes a variety of misconceptions as to it’s features and to it’s durability. Rubberwood (also called Parawood in Thailand) is the standard common name for the timber of Hevea Brasiliensis.

Commercial Grading

Appearance grading for sawn timbers: Grading depending on the source