Lophira alata


BOTANICAL NAMES Lophira alata.
ORIGINS FAMILY It belongs to the family of Ochnaceae.
GROWTH AREA This tree grows in the West equatorial area of Africa.
SPECIFIC WEIGHT Green 1250 kg/m³ – Dried 1000 kg/m³ at 12% C.U.
TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES Azobè is a large tree, it can reach a height of 40 m and a maximum trunk diameter of 180 cm.
Sapwood and heartwood are well distinguished, the first is narrow with light pink/brownish streaks and heartwood renges from reddish brown to purplish.
An interesting feature of the Azobè is the difficulty in ignition and combustion.
DRYING METHOD The artificial drying is not easy, must be processed very slowly and carefully to avoid splitting and warping.
MAIN USES AND WORKING In general, a wider use is found for shipbuilding, for sleepers, for interior and exterior furnishings, floors and furniture.

Thanks to its resistance it can be useful for carpentry works and barrel constructions.


Registered office in BOLOGNA – Via Guido Reni, 2/2
Administrative and operative Headquarters in IMOLA - via Provinciale Selice, 54/A IMOLA – via Provinciale Selice, 54/A
Share Capital € 7.764.800,00.
R.E.A.Registration n n. 347792
Business Register BO n. 61694
Fiscal code and VAT registration n. 04163110374
Mechanised processing code 029562.

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