Q1. What is fresh rubberwood timber?
Ans. Once the rubberwood trees have reach the end of their capacity to produce latex, the trees are replaced and the old trees are made as fresh rubberwood sawn timber.
Q2. Why the Malaysia rubber wood is considered as eco-friendly?
Ans. Rubberwood tree is not a native species to Malaysia; it been growth in plantation for centuries solely for the purpose of commercial sap production. For that reason, Malaysia rubber wood is a recycled wood that is 100% eco-friendly. And there is little doubt that Malaysia rubberwood’s environmental sustainability also relieves pressure on remaining rainforest areas in the country.
Q3. Does Rubberwood Product Ltd. use eco-friendly & sustainable sources of fresh rubberwood timber?
Ans. Yes, the company only use legal & enviromental friendly sources of raw rubber wood in their rubberwood timbers and products manufacturing plant.
Q4. What is treated or processed rubberwood sawn timber?
Ans. Fresh rubberwood timber possess a low durability because of its characteristic of being highly susceptible to insect and fungal attacks, due to its high moisture and starch (i.e. a naturally abundant nutrient carbohydrate) contents. It was found that preservative treatment of fresh rubberwood sawn timbers by pressurized chemical compound injection and kiln drying treatment process can significantly increase the service life of those timbers. For profitable uses, such preservative treatment is necessary to ensure that the rubberwood sawn timbers are not degraded before or during their service life. You can find further details about processed/treated rubberwood sawn timber on the Treated Rubber Woods page of this website.
Q5. What is rubberwood finger joint?
Ans. Rubberwood finger joint is a joint between two rubberwood timbers that meet end to end. The joint is constructed by cutting a set of “cuts” in two pieces of rubberwood timber (see photo), which are then glued with a good quality non-toxic glue. Rubberwood finger-joint sticks, boards, panels or sections are strong as the number of “cuts” allows for bigger gluing surface area at the joint.
Q6. What is partially finished or pre-finished rubberwood finger joint panel/board?
Ans. Rubberwood finger-joint panel/board is made of rubberwood finger-joint sticks/sections which are properly alligned, and then glued side to side with a water-based non-toxic glue.
Q7. What wooden products can be made of rubberwood finger-joint boards/panels?
Ans. Rubberwood finger-joint sticks, boards, panels or sections can be used to make the wooden products such as:
- Table Tops
- Bar Tops
- Chair Seat
- Stair Treads
- Drawer Fronts
- Parquet Floors
- Internal Doors
- Domestic Joinery
- Furniture Fixtures
- Wall Shelves & Fixtures
- Indoor Building Components, and
- Many more…
Q8. What are the products manufactured and marketed by Rubberwood Products Ltd.?
Ans. Please see the rubberwood Products List page for details & ranges of the rubberwood products.
Q9. Who is Rubberwood Products Ltd.?
Ans. An experienced and leading manufacturer, supplier, exporter and professional in the processed rubberwood industry in Malaysia.
Q10. Is Rubberwood Products Ltd. licensed under the Malaysia authority?
Ans. Yes, Rubberwood Products Ltd., established in 1983, is licensed under the Malaysia Timber Industry Board as a government registered rubberwood exporter in the country.
Q11. What is Malaysian Timber Industry Board?
Ans. The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB website: www.mtib.gov.my) was established in 1973 by an Act of Parliament. It is a statutory body accredited to the country’s Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities. The key objective of the Board is to coordinate and promote the overall development of the timber industry in Malaysia through providing marketing and technical assistance to ensure the industry’s continued growth within a rapidly industrialising Malaysian economy.
Q12. Who and where are the customers to Rubberwood Products Ltd.?
Ans. Furniture & flooring manufacturers, door & window producers, and processed rubberwood importers, suppliers & agents in the Asia, North America and continental European countries.
Q13. What are the main advantages as a customer for Rubberwood Products Ltd.?
Ans. Customers of Rubberwood Products Ltd. know that they are in business with a well-established and reputable rubberwood company in Malaysia. Therefore, they can consider the company as their trusted long-term supplier for rubberwood sawn timbers and products.
Q14. How about the shipping arrangement and destinations for customers / buyers outside of Malaysia.
Ans. Overseas customers/buyers can make their own shipping arrangement, or Rubberwood Products Ltd. could arrange and quote for shipping as long as they know the final destination seaport and country of their customers.
If you have any other questions, please contact us via the “Contact” page of this website.
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(02 January 2012)