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Timber Species

What Are The More Popular Malaysian Timber Species?

Heavy Hardwood Chengal (Neobalanocarpus heimii)
Balau / Selangan Batu (Shorea spp.)
Merbau (Intsia spp.) 
Belian (Eusideroxylon zwageri) 
Resak (Vatica spp. & Cotylelobium spp.) 
Medium Hardwood Kempas (Koompassia malaccensis)
Keruing (Dipterocarpus spp.)
Kapur (Dryobalanops spp.)
Light Hardwood Meranti (Shorea spp.)
Rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis )
Nyatoh (Sapotaceae spp.)
Ramin (Gonystylus spp.)
Kembang Semangkuk (Scaphium spp.)
Sepetir (Sindora spp. & Copaifera palustris)
Tualang (Koompassia excelsa)
Jelutong (Dyera spp.)
Sesendok (Endospermum spp.)
Durian (Coelostegia spp. / Durio spp. / Neesia spp.)
Softwood Damar minyak (Agathis borneensis)
Podo (Podocarpus spp.)
Sempilor (Dacrydium spp; Phyllocladius spp.)

Which Are The Main Markets For Malaysian Major Timber And Timber Products?

What Are The Institutional Support/Assistance Provided By MTIB In Enhancing The Development Of The Bumiputera Participation In The Wood-Based Industry?

Assistance provided by MTIB includes:-
  • Skills upgrading - courses, seminars and workshops, in-house managerial and production management training.
  • Market development -participation in trade exhibitions and domestic sales promotional programmes.
  • Product development and Consultancy/Advisory services - production of prototypes.
  • Common support facilities- raw materials and machinery assistance.

What Is The Wood-Based Industry Apprenticeship Scheme (Furniture) And How To Participate In The Programme?

The apprentice programme is for PMR/SPM holders to pursue a training course in the production of wooden furniture. The 16-month programme, comprising theory and on-the-job training, prepares a trainee for a career in the wood-based manufacturing sector, specifically in furniture production, armed with the specific skills and technical knowledge. Training is conducted in WISDEC and at participating furniture plants.

Details on the scheme can be obtained from MTIB (info[at]mtib[dot]gov[dot]my), WISDEC (wisdec[at]mtib[dot]gov[dot]my) or the joint organiser.

Can You Kindly Provide Us With The List Of Company That Can Supply Merbau?

Who Are The Top 10 Plywood Players 2012?

Do You Have Guidelines On What Type Of Timbers For Use As Structural Part Of A Building, For External Wall Planks, For Toilet/ Wash Areas And For External Walkaways?

In order to design the timber structure in Malaysia, our engineer will refer MS 544: Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Timber: Part 1: General, Part 2: Permissible Stress Design of Solid Timber and Part 3: Permissible Stress Design of Glued Laminated Timber. For your information, we also have another 9 Parts of MS 544 related to timber structure design.


Last Updated: 30 December 2019