LATI

lati> BOTANICAL NAMES
Amphimas ferrugineus Harms Amphimas pterocarpoides Pierre. It belongs to the family of Leguminosae cesalpiniaceae

> TRADE NAMES 
It is known with the name of lati. Sometimes, is wrongly called white wengé because of its appearance.

> ORIGINAL NAMES
Bokanga – Congo 
Gworluh, Lati – Ivory Coast

> GROWTH AREA
This tree is typical of the West tropical Africa.

> DRYING METHOD
Drying must be carried on very slowly and carefully because of the risk of fessurazioni or imbarcamenti.

> SPECIFIC WEIGHT 
Seasoned on open air its medium specific weight is 500 Kg/m3.

> TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES
Sapwood is narrow, whitish or creamy white, not very distinguished from heartwood which is dark yellowish with the tendency to become darker col tempo. The wood is heavy, hard and compact, with a grossolana texture and straight fibre. It is not really durable and is often ed è attaccato dal Lyctus.

> MAIN USE AND PROCESSING 
Even if it is easily workable, it has a certain tendency alla rottura. It is recommended to proceed with a foratura preliminare, laddove si applichino giunzioni con chiodi e viti. Facilmente levigabile, si presta meno agevolmente alla verniciatura a causa della sua struttura a bande tangenziali alternate. Normalmente viene impiegato per listoni da pavimenti, pannelli, compensati decorativi e vari altri lavori di falegnameria.

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