Radiata Pine

Scientific name: Pinus radiata D.Don

Geographic origin: west coast of United States, Europe, Brasil, Australia and South Africa

Description

Sapwood: Yellowish white
Heartwood: yellowish grey to brownish grey
Fiber: Straight
Grain: medium size to rough
Characteristic defects: abundant lively Knots. Young wood to compression wood

Radiata Pine

Applications

• Containers and packaging intended to contain food
• Plywood boards
• Paper pulp
• Furniture interiors
• Chopsticks, matches
• Musical instruments
• Wooden wool for special packaging.

Capacity of being impregnated

Sapwood: Capable of being impregnated
Heartwood: Non impregnated

Mechanization


• Sawing: Easy
• Drying: Easy, but with care in the natural drying
• Brushing and other operations: No problem with very sharp tools.
• Glue: No problem.
• Nailing and Screwing: Easy
• Finish: Easy

Physical properties

Apparent density at 12% humidity
500 kg/m3 semi-light wood
Dimensional stability
- Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.42 % stable wood
- Relation between contractions 1.5% no tendency to deformity
Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 1.8 soft wood

Radiata Pine

Mechanical properties


• Resistance to static bending 83-85 N / mm2
• Elastic modulus 8630 - 8800 N / mm2
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Radiata Pine