Rubberwood Info

Rubberwood is a popular plantation species which is environmental friendly. It is easy to machine, cut and durable. As such, it is widely used in the local furniture industry and the products are exported to the USA, Japan and the United Kingdom. The wood, mainly in the form of off-cuts and branches, are also used in the medium density fibreboard (MDF) and chipboard industry.

Rubberwood is recognized as the most ecologically friendly lumber used in today's furniture industry. Generally, rubber trees are fell and replanted after 26-30 years of latex tapping. The wood is then harvested for use in the furniture, fibreboard and particleboard plants.

Rubberwood is increasingly being demanded by the various sectors of the timber industry. To assist the industry in sourcing and supplying the timber, MTIB has set up the Rubberwood-E Portal where information and contact numbers of major rubberwood suppliers are listed.

HOW TO ACCESS

The Portal is open to all Malaysian manufacturers and to access the information in the Portal, a password is required. To apply for the password, and any further enquiries, kindly forward to Mrs. Wan Syazlirawani, syazlirawani@mtib.gov.my or Mrs. Norfaezah norfaezah@mtib.gov.my

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