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Virgin Timber (Southeast Asia)


Non-recycled and more affordable, Virgin Timber is commonly the choice for most timberworks.

Southeast Asia produces a large number of timber products because its forests are rich in commercial timber species and contain a large proportion of light hardwood trees. This is most in demand in the international market.

The Southeast Asian timbers are available as Virgin (non-recycled) Timber. Likewise, Malaysian timber is regarded as of good quality but more affordable.


Category

Product Description

Tropical wood made from Southeast Asian Virgin Timber is usually turned into plywood, veneer, and forms for concrete allotted for construction purposes. In the case of plywood and veneer, these are exported as finished products.

Chengal
  • Type: Heavy Hardwood
  • Strength: Class A
  • Air dry density (Kg/m3): 915 to 980
  • Naturally durable and suitable for heavy construction purposes. It has an even and fine texture. Can be used outdoors.
Balau
  • Type: Heavy Hardwood
  • Strength: Class A
  • Air dry density (Kg/m3): 850 to 1155
  • Similar to Chengal, Balau can be used outdoors and is naturally durable and suitable for use in heavy construction.
Merbau
  • Type: Heavy Hardwood
  • Strength: Class B
  • Air dry density (Kg/m3): 515 to 1040
  • Merbau is strong and suitable for construction purposes
Kempas
  • Type: Medium Hardwood
  • Strength: Class A
  • Air dry density (Kg/m3): 770 to 1120
Pinewood
  • Type: Softwood
Meranti (all colours)
  • Type: Light Hardwood
  • Strength: Class C
  • Air dry density (Kg/m3): 385 to 915
Nyatoh
  • Type: Light Hardwood
  • Strength: Class C
  • Air dry density (Kg/m3): 400 to 1075
Kauri
  • Type: Softwood
  • Strength: Class D
  • Air dry density (Kg/m3): 385 to 580
Kapur
  • Type: Medium Hardwood
  • Strength: Class B
  • Air dry density (Kg/m3): 575 to 815
Borneo Ironwood
  • Type: Heavy Hardwood
  • Strength: Class A
  • Air dry density (Kg/m3): 835 to 1185