What is Malaysia Rubber Tree and Why It is Beneficial to Us?

by rwp-admin on 26/11/2009

The sad part about the Malaysia rubber tree is the fact that people have not realized its characteristics for a long time.

The hidden feature of the Malaysian rubber tree is its tenacity in the face of extreme natural forces, scientifically known as ‘Hevea Brasiliensis’, the tree has incredible qualities of providing durable rubberwood furniture.

There’s a lot of history that goes with the Malaysia rubber tree. The tree had been used to produce latex. Once the tree became useless (i.e. at the end of its economic life cycle after 25 – 30 years of latex production), it was burnt to be used as fuel, but now things have changed and you have Malaysia rubberwood furniture, which is made from the waste or recycled rubber tree.

Now, what is a Malaysia rubber tree? Malaysia rubber tree is a tree which produces natural rubber for commercialisation (see Malaysian Rubber Exchange, MRE and Malaysian Rubber Board, MRB). It is a tree which grows healthily only in the tropical climate of Malaysia and few other countries.

The tree in modern times has a new role to play. It produces durable high end furniture and various rubberwood products for Asian, European and the North America markets. The Malaysia rubber tree is also quite popular in North American counties because of it unique qualities.

What are the qualities that set apart the Malaysian rubber tree from other trees?

Here are a few benefits of the Malaysian rubber tree listed for you:

• The Malaysia rubber tree has the strength of teak wood. Teak wood is considered one of the strongest trees around. Teak furniture is considered to be the most expensive and the most durable. The Malaysia rubber tree is known to have the features of both, the strength of teak wood and the softness of Birchwood, and that makes it all the more unique.

• The furniture made out of the Malaysian rubberwood tree has the uniqueness, to be strong and at the same time, it can be cut and designed beautifully with ease.

• Since the rubberwood furniture is made out of the waste (i.e. recycled rubber tree), after the moisture had been extracted from the fresh rubberwood sawn timber, the furniture is very eco-friendly, which is quite surprising.

• Considering the unique features rubberwood furniture has, it is cheaper than many of the expensive furniture available with relatively similar qualities.

• Furniture made out of the Malaysia rubber tree is very durable, as the rubber tree is known to have high speck intensity. If you buy furniture made out of the Malaysia rubber tree, you can be assured that it will last for many years.

• Also, furniture made out of the Malaysia rubber tree is highly resistant to fungus. You will normally not have to worry about fungus eating your wood; the furniture will sit safely in your sitting rooms for years.

• Finally, another attractive benefit for you to buy one is that rubberwood furniture is incredibly light weight, and you can pick it up with ease and shift furniture within your house rather easily.

It is important to mention that the use of the Malaysia rubber tree for producing a variety of domestic rubberwood products doesn’t end here; it is equally beneficial for industrial use and is used extensively in various industrial sectors.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rubber Mold January 5, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Thank you for sharing Malaysia rubber tree’s existing benefits and past problem!

2 GJN July 27, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Question about Malaysia rubberwood products: I bought a bathroom vanity made of Malaysian Rubbertree wood. It’s beautiful. Now I want to have a bathroom cabinet of Malaysian Rubbertree wood made for me. We’re having difficulty finding a source. Can you help. I live in northern Illinois, USA, between Chicago, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

3 Catryne April 30, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Kindly advise 4.4 hectars agriculture land can plant how many rubber trees? and can produce how much latex per month?

4 Edmond Yiu June 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Catryne : 1 erkar =250 tree (RISDA) but normally we can plant more then 300 trees.
The latex is depend on the age of the tree.

5 K.J. Aong August 15, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Hio
I want to know how to cultivate rubber plantation. and when I will go to production of rubber. please inform me. with thanks. k.j.aong

6 Neville D. Wills September 26, 2011 at 4:13 PM

We are interested in purchasing sawmill waste from milling of rubber wood trees. (log trimmings or saw dust) We currently utilize date palm waste for the production of fuel pellets sold into European energy markets…if we can source sustainable volumes (80000 tpa) we would establish a pellet mill in the region to produce pellets.
I would appreciate your comments.

7 Hok Lai November 9, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Hi, can you share the plantation steps once they have been cultivated in the pvc bag onward. What fertilizer suitable for young trees and ages. Thanks ya.
Hok Lai

8 John Grassi January 15, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Would like to know more about latex production.

How many trees on an average hectare?
How many day of the tree can you tap and average tree?
What is the average daily out put for a tree?
How much raw natural latex does it take to make a kg of centrifuged latex?
What is the cost of natural latex before centrifuging and the cost after – can you show me how this is figured out using an example and cost example?
Thank you

9 Ya Romey March 8, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Dear Sir or Madam
We have land 6000 hactares for caltivating rubber , cassava , rice
If you interesting please us by
Email : yaromey(at)mail(dot)com (Note: Replace the (at) with ‘@’ and (dot) with ‘.’)
Phone : 08559776690180 (Note: Ignore the first and last ‘zero’ digit).

10 zacha March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Are there buyers in asian countries for Rubber trees from Africa?
Is there a good demand for the tree, unprocessed, is there any site that gives this information.

Editor’s Note: Most rubberwood products from Asia are made from the locally sourced rubber trees (e.g. from countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, etc.). I’ve never heard of rubber trees from African being imported to these Asian countries for further processing/treatments. Hope this helps & Cheers!

11 Ojl January 28, 2013 at 5:35 PM

thanks. Needed it (rubberwood) 4 hw.

12 Yormie Cooper February 23, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Dear sir
I am looking for rubber wood buyer from Malaysia.
my Location: Liberia,west Africa
my mobile: +2318865500087
regards
Yormie Cooper

13 gentleman May 30, 2013 at 6:27 PM

How much is a rubber tree sold as raw timber?
How do you rate the tree i.e. some are only 5-7 years old?
Can such young trees be harvested as raw timber?

14 Andy yip September 13, 2013 at 7:48 AM

At the moment, I have around 100,000 hectares of rubber wood to be cut in Indonesia, near pekan baru. Trees around 25 years of age. I’m now looking for a buyer(s) or investor(s) to buy over my trees and if possible open a Kiln Drying Plant near site, to process the trees before they can be exported out from Indonesia. My company has the import & export Licence in Indonesia. Interested party please do not hesitate to contact me at 60123780108 or 60105286222. Or email me at andiyiprojects@gmail.com or andyiprojects@gmail.com .Thank you.

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