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Scientific name: Carapa guianensis


Other common names:

Aboridã, Andiroba, Andiroba-aruba, Andiroba-branca, Andiroba-do-igapó, Andiroba-lisa, Andiroba-saruba, Andiroba-saruda, Andiroba-vermelha, Andirobeira, Andirobeira-branca, Andirobeira-vermelha, Camaçari, Carapa, Carapá, Carapinha, Caropá, Comaçari, Gendiroba, Iandiroba, Iandirova, Jandiroba, Jandirova, Landirova, Mandiroba, Nandiroba, Nandirova, Penaiba, Penaíba, Purga-de-santo-antônio, Purga-de-santo-inácio,



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Phisical Properties:


Density(g/cm3) Shrinkage (%) Shrinkage Tangential/ Shrinkage Radial
Dry Green Basic 12% Tangential Radial Volumetric
0.63    0.56    7.00  4.60  11.80  1.52


Mechanical Properties:


State Static Bending Compression Janka Hardness
Modulus of rupture (kgf/cm2) Modulus of elasticity (1.000kgf/cm2) Parallel to the grain Perpendicular to the grain Parallel to the grain (kgf) End to the grain (kgf)
Maximum compression (kgf/cm2) Stress at proportional limit (kgf/cm2)
Green 729  91  370  67  536  463 
Dry 967  105  545  97  824  642 


State Tension Cleavage strenght Shear Nail extration
Perpendicular to the grain Maximum compression (kgf/cm) Maximum compression (kgf/cm) Parallel to the grain (kgf) End to the grain (kgf)
Maximum compression (kgf/cm2)
Green 52    88     
Dry     98     


Source: Laboratory of Forest Products - IBAMA-Brasília-Brazil


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