Botanical name: 1. Acer platanoides L., A. pseudoplatanus L., A. spec. div..
2. Acer saccharum MARSH., A. nigrum Michx.f.
3. Acer rubrum L., A. saccharinum
Growth area: 1. Europe, West Asia.2. and 3. Eastern North America and Canada.
Sustainability: Moulds 5.Anobium G.Hesperophanes G.Termieten G.
Density: 1. (530-)610- 640-680(-800) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content, fresh 750-900 kg/m3. 2. 720 KG/m3 at 12% moisture content. 3. 540 KG/m3 at 12% moisture content.
Applications: Furniture, carpentry, veneer and triplex, gymnastics equipment, inner layers for tennis rackets, parquet flooring (hardmaple- floors), sport floors, pressure rollers for textile production, wringer rolls, sculpting, turning and carving, chess pieces and checkers pieces, household items, kitchen utensils (spoons, brushes, etc.), frames, buttons and handles, rulers, spade handles, shoe heels and music instruments (rippled maple is used for the backs of violins). The processed panel veneer, in and especially with fancy markings such as dappled, mottled, blossomed and rippled, looks particularly nice in all kinds of carpentry. Due to scarcity of beech in North America, Maple is usedfor applications that Europeans use Beech in most cases.
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