Angelim
 

 

 

Dinizia excelsa Ducke
MIMOSACEAE

Commercial Name: Angelim-Vermelho, Angelim, Angelim-Ferro, Angelim-Pedra, Angelim-Pedra-Verdadeiro, Faveira-Carvao, Faveira-Ferro
Foreign Name: Angelim-Pedra (Germany, Spain, Holand), Faveira-Preta (Guyana), Parakwa (French Guyana, Guyana)

Occurrence: Brazil - AC/AM/PA/RO/RR, Others - Guyana, French Guyana

General Characteristics:
Color: red chestnut
Direction: right
Texture : average

Density at 15% m.c = 1090 Kg/m3
 
Green
Dry
English
Green 
Dry
Metric
Bending Strength
14580
17573
psi
1025
1236
kg/cm²
Crushing Strength
1350
1690
psi
95
119
kg/cm²
Max. Crushing Strength
17573
7440
psi
1236
523
kg/cm²
Static Bending (FSPL)
psi
kg/cm²
Impact Strength
inches
cm
Stiffness
1940
2040
1000 psi
136
143
1000 kg/cm²
Work to Maximum Load
inch-lbs/in3
cm-kg/cm²
Hardness
1720
lbs
780
kg
Shearing Strength
2005
psi
141
kg/cm²
Toughness
203
inch-lbs
234
cm-kg
Specific Gravity
0.63
0.63
Weight
47
lbs/ft³
753
kg/cm²
Density (Air-Dry)
47
lbs/ft³
753
kg/cm²
Radial Shrinkage
4.4
%
4.4
%
Tangential Shrinkage
7.1
%
7.1
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
10.2
%
10.2
%

Natural Durability:
Durable in contact with the ground.

Processing Characteristics:
Surfacing: regular
Finishing: good
Fixing: regular

Uses:
Civil Construction- Heavy External & Maritime,Light Frames & Internal Structure.
Floors - Domestic
Furniture - General uses
Shipping
Veneers and Plywoods - general uses.
Handles and Utensiles - Tools
Diverse Uses - stairs, barrils, tanks.