Barauna is an excellent specie at and around the water level. Since the ancient Jesuit’ churches, barauna is used in Bolivia as construction supports under these churches. After a couple of hundred years, the barauna posts are still in excellent condition and none of these ancients churches needs to be even renovated.

 

ROQUE VALENTE’ experience is that most clients seem to sell it as an alternative for wider known (African) Azobé. However, Azobé might be better known, its availability compared to Barauna is the difference. If you need some vast quantities with a reliable lead time of delivery, then you definitely better opt for ROQUE VALENTE’s Barauna. The same is true for Brazilian competitor Angelim Vermelho nowadays. Furthermore, Barauna is also cheaper

 

Comparison between the competitors at a glance:

 

azobe

barauna

angelim vermelho

 

Conditions

Density 12%inkg/m³

950

1030

950

 

Quantity per pallet: 30 pieces

Density (kg/m3)AD

1200

1280

1050

 

Quantity per 20’: 8 pallets

Radial shrinkage(R%)

7.2

5.3

5.7

 

Payment: 25% in advance and 75% against BL or 100% LC

Tangential shrinkage(T%)

10.2

10.3

9.5

 

Modulus of Elasticity at 12%(N/mm2)

18600

16000

16900

 

Incoterms: FOB

Janka hardness at12%(kgf)

17000

21770

13500

 

Delivery: ± 6 weeks FOB

Durability class

I

I

I

 

Maximum capacity: 2 – 3 cnts/ week

For complete information about the specie, please check here,

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Governmental tenders and UIC specifications Abovementioned azobe is widely accepted (talking about no reclaimed, fresh cut wood) in governmental tenders for UIC quality requirements.

 

Inquiries from clients (most often agents) will be accepted only if Roque Valente SRL does not participate directly in a tender in the client’s (foreign) country with a performance bond. Roque Valente SRL does not have any clue or influence in the tender process and can not even read the language (other then Spanish or English).

 

Delivery conditions is aprox. 6 weeks, any size is possible and with a shipping schedule Roque Valente SRL is able to ship around 2 – 3 containers per week.