Botanical name:

Koompassia malaccensis


Kempas offers wide colour range vary from orange reddish to medium or dark reddish, while the sapwood has a light yellow or pink colour. Kempas is very coarse in texture, the grain is mainly straight and sometimes a spiraled pattern can occur. Some golden colour patterns will change a little bit when seen under natural reflect.


Kemaps has Janka hardness rating of 7.6kn, it’s a sound material for timber flooring. Kempas with a dark red colour has higher density than yellow ones and it is harder as well however the dark reds kempas is rare to find in the market now. Kempas is naturally resistant to decay, and easily accepts clear vanish.