Keruing face veneer is peeled from keruing timber by peeling machine.
▪ According to intended use, veneer is divided into severalkinds such as veneer core, face veneer and decorative veneer.
These wood face veneer are mostly exported to India markets right now .
– Size: 1220-1280 x 1840-2480mm ,other sizes are avaiable
– Thickness: 0.30 mm/0.45mm /0.6mm
– Material: keruing
– Grade: A grade or B grade C grade
some quality issues of the Natural Keruing wood face veneer and engineered keruing wood face veneer exported to India
What is Keruing?
Keruing is classified as hardwood, and it comes from South East Asia. It can be used for both, internal and external purposes. It is known under a variety of names, so do not be confused when you come across names like Panau, Dau Eng, Dipterocarpus spp., Dipterocarpus cornutus, etc. Basically, its alternative names usually include the term Dipterocarpus (coming from Greek), which represents a flowering plant and the third largest and divers type among Dipterocarpaceae. They are known for timber and wood products.
Keruing refers to timber made from 70 species of the Dipterocarpus genus. The wood is usually collected in forests which are regulated and subject to regeneration processes. The species can generate deep-pink, purple-red, orange-pink, and read-brown (the most common) heartwood. The older the wood gets, the darker it becomes. The texture is always uniform though it can range from rough to fine wood.
Is Keruing Becoming Extinct?
It is yet not 100% clear if the Dipterocarpus falls under the category of endangered species because it has been over-exploited over the years. Some say that it is an endangered species, but it does not appear in the CITES Appendices. The CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, an agreement signed among governments on an international level to keep endangered species in check. Their main goal is to supervise that international trade does not threaten the survival of wildlife and plants. Timber ranks very high among the supervised products and goods. Countries and states join CITES on a voluntary basis and it is binding to some extent, but still it is not a national law and serves more as a general framework to be respected.