About 70 kinds of wood are part of the Dipterocarpus genus and called Keruing. They are widespread in South and Southeast Asia.
|Botanical name:||Dipterocarpus alatus|
|Overall character:||A brownish hardwood rich in resin with a sleek yet porous structure.|
|Color and structure:||The sapwood is 4 to 18 cm wide with a reddish grey to pale brown color. The heartwood is reddish brown to slightly violet and develops a more brown color.|
|Characteristics/features:||The natural durability of Keruing varies. Durability class 3 (moderately durable) pursuant to DIN EN 350.|
|Areas of use:||In Southeast Asia, Keruing is used for the production of high-quality plywood.|