Brazil’s Red Angelim a Durable Azobe Substitute

After the recent EU Timber Regulation ruling regarding Azobe timber from Cameroon, buyers looking for Azobe substitutes may want to consider Angelim Vermelho (Dinizia excelsa) from Brazil instead.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Like Azobe, Angelim Vermelho is suitable for use in marine applications.
  • It’s natural durability results from its ultra-high density and hardness.
  • It’s also very durable to fungi and dry wood borers.
  • In fact, it’s more resistant to fungi and more stable than Azobe.
  • And unlike Azobe, it’s not listed on the IUCN red list of threatened species.
  • Finally, compared to other species, it’s relatively less expensive.

For these reasons, Angelim Vermelho has already been adopted for use in a wide range of exterior and marine environments including decking, gazebos, pergolas, fence posts, bridges, sheet piles, and guard rails.

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