Rubberwood finger joint panel is lightweight, easy to transport and that is one of the main reasons why importers don’t hesitate to buy rubberwood finger-joint products thousand of miles from the East. Since it is light weight, it is also rather inexpensive to transport long distance.

There is a specific process through which partially finished rubberwood finger joint panel is produced. Here are the 6 major steps through which the finger-joint panel is produced:

1. The processed rubberwood sawn timber is usually very rough. And a process has to be undertaken to make the timber smooth. Machinery is used here to give a partial finish to the timber. The end result is a smooth rubberwood sawn timber which is very vital to produce a solid finger-joint panel.

2. The second process involves a bit of cutting & trimming. It also has a process of selecting the right rubber-wood timber. The process starts with the use of machinery where the machinery cuts the rubber wood timber into specific lengths of small and large timber sections.

Once the cutting & trimming is done, the partially finished rubberwood timber is checked thoroughly by a team of specialists to find out if each and every cut timber fits into the quality standards set by the company, Rubberwood Products Ltd.. The low quality partially finished timbers are removed from the selected ones, and the good ones are then taken to the rubberwood finger-joint panel production line.

It is then the process of arranging the partially finished rubberwood timbers of different dimensions are made:

3. The third process involves the use of machinery again, to cut two ends of the partially finished rubber-wood timber to form finger joints.

4. The process then takes a turn as high quality non-toxic water resistant adhesives glue is used to paste the finger joints. The process is used to form a rubberwood finger joint stick.

5. Partially processed finger-joint sticks are kept in equal sizes and aligned accordingly. Machinery is used to complete the process as the glued finger-joint sticks are kept in proper sizes.

6. The final process involves a final check before it is readied to be shipped into local market and different countries.

The export rubberwood finger-joint panels, finger-joint boards or finger-joint sticks can be used by manufacturers according to their own requirements, to produce high end rubberwood furniture and finger-joint floorings and table tops of different sizes and dimensions.

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I am sure you have heard about processed rubber wood (i.e. treated rubberwood). But what exactly is this wood and what are the applications for it?

Well first of all, rubber wood is a type of medium hardwood that comes from the family of maple woods. It is a strong and sturdy wood that rarely cracks or warps under pressure. It is actually one of the more durable woods used to make home furnishings in this day in age. One of the great things about this type of wood (e.g. rubber wood) is that it has a very dense grain that prevents it from shrinking too much during the drying process.

Just like maple produces sap, the rubber tree produces latex. In fact, it is said that rubber tree produces all the latex used in the world. Thats pretty amazing. But thats not the most amazing aspect of rubber wood. The most amazing part is how eco-friendly this wood is. You see, the rubber tree, which is where Malaysia rubberwood timber comes from, is first used to create latex. Usually, a planted rubber tree can yield latex for about 25 – 30 years.

Once it can no longer produce latex, it is cut down and then used to make rubberwood furniture. Because of this process, it is considered to be one of the most eco-friendly woods around.

Applications of Processed Rubber Wood:

Though making furniture is the most popular application for processed rubberwoods, it is not the only one. Here are a few more:

- Flooring
- Packing Cases
- Pulp
- Paper
- Block Board Doors
- Plywood
- Flush Doors
- Hard Boards
- Wooden Shuttle Block

As I stated before, these are just a few major uses of processed rubber wood. There are certainly many more. When it boils down to it, you can pretty much design the majority areas of yours house with rubberwood products (e.g treated rubberwood timbers, rubberwood finger-joint boards, etc.). And the best part is that the processed rubber wood is insect resistant so you never have to worry about it being eaten up by little, nasty bugs.


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