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Lophira alata – Family Ochnaceae

This wood is highly resistant and heavy.

It is very resistant from a mechanical point of view and is hardwearing even in the presence of humidity. These features make it suitable for exteriors, harbour work, and naval construction, structures exposed to bad weather and subject to high stress and pressure.
It is usually used for cradles, slipways, fenders, wharfs..

Azobè origin area

Equatorial forest of Africa.


Azobè technical file

Density 1050 KG/M3
Shrinkage High
Hardness Very high
Flexion Resistance 2250 KP/CM2
Compression Resistance 1050 KP/CM2
Colour Dark purple