Ekki - Durable Hardwood Timber

The naturally durable hardwood Ekki is one of our main products, being that it is also one of the hardest and most durable timber species on the planet. This makes Ekki a particular favourite for civil and marine projects such as piers, groynes, railway beams and sleepers, etc.

Coming from FSC® forests in West Africa, Ekki (or Azobe) has a wonderful combination of mechanical properties, density and durability. With a density of 1.2 ton/m3, it is so dense it will sink in water!

Here are some of its natural characteristics:

  • Crushing Strength @ 96 MPa
  • Static Bending Strength @ 162 MPa
  • Modulus of Elasticity @ 21420 MPa

For more details, please download the CIRAD technical sheet below:

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FendersFootbridgesOur FSC certified Ekki is used in a variety of civil and marine projects such as:lengths from 2 to 6m depending on stock levels

  • Piling
  • Lock gates
  • Decking
  • Jacking timbers
  • Drag/Bog/Navvy mats
  • Bearers and joists

We can offer it as sawn, planed, drilled and/or chamfered large and small sections, direct from our partner sawmills in Europe for quick delivery, or straight from Africa for longer lead-time projects.