Botanical name: Dryobalanops ssp.
Weight: 700 kg/m3
Origin: Southeast Asia

 

The stated weight (kg / m3) is measured with a moisture percentage of approx.12%. The botanical name of Kapur is Dryobalanops ssp. (Dryobalanops Aromatica, Dryobalanops Fusca, Dryobalanops Lanceolata, Dryobalanops Oblongifolia, Dryobalanops Oocarpa). Countries of origin are Malaysia, Indonesia, Sabah and Sarawak.

Its heartwood tends to vary from reddish brown to dark reddish brown. In contrast, its clearly distinguishable and rahter wide sapwood has a yellowish brown color. In Kapur you can find white lines on its surface due to the tangentially ranged resin dutcs. So, these white lines have nothing to do with annual growth rings. Also, very small pin holes caused by termites could arise. These pin holes are not harmful in dried or processed wood.

Due to its natural density and hardness Kapur is ideal for outdoor applications. Read here more about Kapur 4-sides planed.

 

Interesting facts

* Treated undried Kapur smells like camphore? This is exactly why it is also called Camphor wood. This camphore smell disappears when it is dried. Pay attention! It is not the original Camphor wood.