Entandrophragma utile


BOTANICAL NAMES Entandrophragma utile.
ORIGINS FAMILY It belongs to the family of Meliaceae.
GROWTH AREA Sipo grows in the high forests of tropical west and east Africa, specifically from Sierra Leone to Cameroon.
SPECIFIC WEIGHT Green 800 kg/m³ – Dried 600 kg/m³ at 12% C.U.
TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES Heartwood and sapwood are clearly distinguished;
The heartwood is pinkish-brown when first cut, and darkens to a rich red or purple-brown with sun exposure.
The sapwood is a paler yellow.
The attractive grain is usually interlocked, producing a ribbon figure or a wide, often irregular stripe on quarter-sawn surfaces.
The texture is medium and uniform.
DRYING METHOD It is a very easy and quick process but it must be carried very carefully to avoid splitting.
MAIN USES AND WORKING Easy to saw and work with both hand and machine tools.
When polished, it acquires a great shine and for this it is much better in furniture finishing, widely used in carpentry, wardrobes, panels, stairs, floors, profiles and frames.
It is a popular material for decorative plywood and decorative veneer.


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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