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Detailed Specs: Tali


  • Botanical name: Erythrophleum ivorense / Erythrophleum suaveolens

  • ATIBT name: Tali

Quality requirements

  • Tali is listed in the Dutch norm NEN 5493 ‘Quality Requirements For Hardwoods In Road Construction Works, Hydraulic Engineering Works And Other Structural Applications.

Strength class

  • Tali (growing regions: Ghana and Cameroon) quality class Category 3/Tropical/NEN 5493 is classed in strength class D40 (NEN-EN 338)


  • Heavy constructions outdoors, such as waterworks and bridges.

  • For floors, parquet, thresholds, hubs, axle-guards and blocks, turned goods and furthermore, the same uses as Azobé


  • Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable)

  • Resistance to insects: Termites class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable), Marine borers class M (moderately durable)


  • (800)-900-(1100) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content

  • Fresh 1000-1200 kg/m3

— Source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk

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