Ipe
 

 

 

 

Tabebuia impetiginosa (Mart.) Standl.
BIGNONIACEAE

Commercial Name: Ipe
Other Names: Ipe - Amarelo, Ipe-Roxo, Ipe-Una, Pau-D'Arco, Piuva, Piuva-Amarela
Foreign Name: Lapacho (Central America, South America)
Occurrence: Brasil - CE, GO, MG,SP, PR

General Characteristics:
Color: dark yellow
Direction: right
Texture : fine

Density at 15% m.c = 960 Kg/m3

Natural Durability:
Durable - resistent to atack of termites and fungus.

Processing Characteristics:
Surfacing: regular
Sawing: regular
Drilling: easy
Finishing: good
Drying: easy with little defects

Uses:
Civil Construction - Heavy Marine, External, Internal; Light Frames, Int. & Ext.
Floors - Domestic
Furniture - General Usage
Transport
Veneers and Plywoods - Decorative Veneers
Diverse Uses - Sport Articles and Toys, Decoration and Ornaments, Textile
Tools
Pallets and Cases
  
Green
Dry
English
Green 
Dry
Metric
Bending Strength
22458
25963
psi
1579
1825
kg/cm²
Crushing Strength
psi
kg/cm²
Max. Crushing Strength
25963
10312
psi
1825
725
kg/cm²
Static Bending (FSPL)
psi
kg/cm²
Impact Strength
inches
cm
Stiffness
2901
3129
1000 psi
204
220
1000 kg/cm²
Work to Maximum Load
28
22
inch-lbs/in³
wml3
2
cm-kg/cm³
Hardness
3684
lbs
1671
kg
Shearing Strength
2048
psi
144
kg/cm²
Toughness
inch-lbs
cm-kg
Specific Gravity
0.92
1.08
0.92
1.08
Weight
62
lbs/ft³
994
kg/cm³
Density (Air-Dry)
62
lbs/ft³
994
kg/cm³
Radial Shrinkage
6.6
%
6.6
%
Tangential Shrinkage
8
%
8
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
13.2
%
13.2
%