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Since 1956
  Toolsie Persaud Ltd. (TPL) has been a pioneer in developing Guyana's hinterland and producing quality construction materials.  
Sustainably Managed Forests
  A family operated business that follows sustainable forest management principles advised by the Guyana Forestry Commission.  
Resources
  350,000 hectares of rain forest
35M tonnes of quarry reserves
2,000 employees
 
Corporate Address
  10-12 Lombard St.
Georgetown
Guyana
South America
Tel: + 592 226 4071-5
Fax: +592 226 0793
Email: click here
 

Timber Species
Pakuri

Scientific Name: Platonia Insignis.
Platonia esculenia
(Arruda) Rickett & Stafleu is also valid

Family:
Guttiface

ATIBT Standard Name:
International Trade Name: Baccuri Pakuri

Other Name:
Guyana: Wild Mammee Apple
Brasil: Bacuri, Bacuri-bacuxiuba, Pacuru
French Guiana: Matouni, Mongo Matoaki, Moussa, Pakoueli, Parcouri
Suriname: Bakoeri, Geelhart, Pakoeli
Venezuela: Roble Maria

Wood Appearance: Heartwood yellow brown with yellow beige streaks or stripes.

  • Sapwood - distinct, beige (3-6cm).
  • Texture - medium to coarse.
  • Grain - straight
  • Bole - 18-21(-25m); diameter 0.5-0.8(-1.2)m; height of tree 20-35m; shape of the log straight and cylindrical; base swollen, or with low thick root spurs.

Physical and Mechanical Properties:

  • Weight -
  • Bending Strength -
  • Modulus of elasticity at 12% - 18200 (N/mm2)
  • Compression parallel to grain -
  • Shock resistance -
  • Green density - 1.10 (g/cm3)
  • Air-dry density at 12% - 0.85 (g/cm3)
  • Basic specific gravity - 0.77
  • Total tangential shrinkage - 10.0 (%)
  • Total radial shrinkage 5.4 (%)
  • Total volumetric shrinkage (5%) 15.5
  • Bending strength at 12% - 163 (N/mm2)
  • Crushing strength at 12% - 73 (N/mm2)

Natural Durability: Resistance is very good; resistance to termites and insects of dry wood is good. Treatability is poor.

Timber Processing

  • Drying - Requires care; risks of distortion; risks of checking more or less high; movement in service large.
  • Working - Power required for sawing. Some difficulties due to hardness or silica content; special tools recommended.
  • Assembly - Pre-boring necessary for nailing. Glues well.
  • Finishing - Finishes well.
  • Veneering - Interesting for slicing.

Uses: Flooring; stairs; furniture; carpentry; interior and exterior joinery; sliced veneer; hydraulics works; bridges mouldings

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