Trade name – KEMPAS (Medium-heavy hardwood).
Botanical name – Koompassia malaccensis.
Family – Leguminosae.
Kempas is vibrant tropical hardwood valued for its wonderful colour variety from golden red to dark Mahogany. All Kempas hues go extremply well together and create exceptional colour varieties. Kempas is a hard medium- heavy wood that dries very well. For outdoor usage the timber should be treated with appropriate wood preservatives. The grain is interlocked, sometimes wavy, and the texture is coarse but even.
Origin and distribution – It is distributed in Sumatra, Malaysia peninsular, Kalimantan. Komodoor supplies Indonesian Kempas, mostly from southern Sumatra, which is considered to be the best region for this wood type.