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Kempas has a reddish/golden, later darker red core. Kempas is a strong and durable hardwood type with high impact strength, but not commen used in the wood industries. Especially used in heavy structures such as bridge decks and horse boxes.

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Facts Kempas

Botanical name: Koompasia malaccensis
Origin: Malaysia
Weight: about 850 kg/m3
Moisture Content: 18-20 %
Janka hardness: 1750
Modulus of rupture: 67.3 MPa
Bending strength: 1070
Modulus of elasticity: 20.09 GPa
Shrinkage: 13,3


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