Bete

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Appellations: MANSONIA
Family: MALVACEAE
Scientific names: MANSONIA ALTISSIMA
Origin: WEST AFRICA

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Reference color:
sapwood brown : very distinct
Grain: fine Grain:
straight
Counter-grain: absent
Yellowish brown to dark gray brown with purplish reflections. Veins more or less apparent.

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PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

These properties can vary significantly depending on the origin and growing conditions of the wood.

  • Density *: 0.66
  • Monnin hardness *: 3.8
  • Coef. Volume shrinkage: 0.44%
  • Stability in service: not very stable
  • Total radial shrinkage: 4.6%
  • Fiber saturation point: 28%
  • Total tangential shrinkage: 7.4%

(*: 12% humidity)

NATURAL DURABILITY AND IMPREGNABILITY OF WOOD

  • Mushrooms: cl 1 – very durable
  • Dry wood insects: durable; distinct sapwood (risk limited to sapwood)
  • Termites: class D – durable
  • Impregnability: 4 – not impregnable
  • Biological risk class: 3 – out of contact with the ground, not sheltered

Although BETE is listed in class 1 for natural durability with respect to fungi (very durable) in the NF EN 350-2 standard, it should be noted that it is sensitive to attacks by the fibrous rot fungus “Coriolus versicolor “; hence its classification in 2 (sustainable).

SAWING AND MACHINING

  • Blunting effect: normal
  • Teeth for sawing: ordinary or alloy steel
  • Machining tools: ordinary

Dusts can cause skin diseases or irritate the mucous membranes

ASSEMBLY

  • Nailing – Screwing: good hold
  • Gluing: correct

USES

  • interior and exterior carpentry
  • paneling
  • molding
  • parquet
  • turned items
  • shipbuilding

Main known uses to be validated by implementation in accordance with the rules of the art. Important note: some uses are mentioned for information.

Source: CIRAD – ATIBT

REACTION TO FIRE

  • French conventional classification: thickness> 14 mm: M.3 (moderately flammable) thickness <14 mm: M.4 (easily flammable)
  • classification according to euroclasses: D s2 d0 This default classification concerns solid woods meeting the requirements of standard NF EN 14081-1 appendix C (May 2006), used in vertical walls. Namely structural wood, classified, with a minimum average density of 0.35 and a minimum thickness of 22 mm.
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