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.