Technical Wood Properties for Brazilian Apitong, Angelim Pedra Truck Trailer Flooring and Components

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  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Hymenalobium excelsum, Para Angelim, Brazilian Apitong, Brazilian Keruing, Angel's Heart
  • Description: Angelim Pedra, commonly called Brazilian Apitong, is a medium tan color with a defined grain. It has mineral deposits, known as pedras (stone in Portuguese), which is where it gets its name. Angelim Pedra is commonly used in industrial applications as well as for exterior residential decking. It is naturally durable and economically competitive to other industrial woods such as Keruing / Apitong.
  • Janka Hardness: 1,720 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 18,255 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,050 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 690
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.1 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.4 %
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