The timber (depending on the species) is moderately durable to non-durable under exposed conditions in the tropics
It is very easy to be treated with preservatives
Color and texture:
The sapwood is lighter in colour than the heartwood and is invariably with a tinge of grey. The heartwood is red-brown to purple-red and darkens on exposure. The surface of the timber may be rather resinous and sticky when handled. Texture is moderately coarse to coarse but even, with straight to deeply interlocked grain
The timber falls into Strength Group B or SG 5
The timber of some species is easy to work, while that of others is moderately easy and some species are classified as slightly difficult. Planing is easy to slightly difficult and the finish is generally smooth
This timber is suitable for heavy construction, posts, beams, joists, rafters, ship and boat building (keels, keelsons and framework), vehicle bodies (framework, floor boards and planking), container flooring and when treated, suitable for railway sleepers, harbour works, bridges, power-line poles and telegraph poles
Taichen is a forest products company that operates in two major business segments that make products fundamental to human needs in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
Our wood products businesses manufacture and distribute the building materials - dimension lumber, appearance wood, mouldings - for homes and other structures.
Our timberlands businesses sustain it all by growing and harvesting trees in a renewable cycle.
Taichen is a family enterprise - from a small, one-roomed office in Kuala Lumpur in 1984 to strong group of forest products company today.
Taichen also provides customized services and products according to customer request such as Mouldings for home and other structures.