Q1. What is fresh rubberwood timber?
Ans. Once the rubberwood trees (Hevea brasiliensis) have reach the end of their capacity to produce latex after 25 – 30 years of latex extraction, the trees are replaced and the tree trunks are recycled & 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 (Source: FAO.org of the UN) also relieves pressure on remaining rainforest areas in the country.
Q3. Does Rubber Wood Product Ltd. use eco-friendly & sustainable sources of fresh rubberwood timber?
Ans. Yes, the company only use legal & environmentally 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 picture to the right side), 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 Rubber Wood Products Ltd.?
Ans. Please refer to the rubberwood “Products List” on this website for details & ranges of the rubberwood products manufactured & supplied by the company.
Q9. Who is Rubber Wood Products Ltd.?
Ans. An experienced and leading rubberwood manufacturer, supplier, exporter and professional in the processed rubberwood industry in Malaysia.
Q10. Is Rubber Wood Products Ltd. licensed under the Malaysia authority?
Ans. Yes, Rubber Wood Products Ltd., established in 1983, is licensed under the Malaysia Timber Industry Board (MTIB) as a government registered rubberwood exporter in the country.
Q11. What is Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB)?
Ans. The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB official 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 industrializing Malaysian economy.
Q12. Are there any rubber wood furniture fair or trade show in Southeast Asia (SEA)?
Ans. The Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) as an organizer for a variety of furniture related seminars with top furniture industry speakers to provide rubberwood furniture market trends & insights as well as to share rubber wood furniture market information, has been showcasing one of the global top 10 furniture fairs (being one of the popular rubberwood furniture trade fairs in SEA) for many years.
Q13. Who and where are the customers to Rubber Wood Products Ltd.?
Ans. Furniture & flooring manufacturers, door & window producers, and processed rubberwood importers, suppliers & agents in the Asia, North America and continental European countries.
Q14. What are the main advantages as a customer for Rubber Wood Products Ltd.?
Ans. Customers of Rubber Wood 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.
Q15. How about the shipping arrangement and destinations for customers (rubberwood buyers) outside of Malaysia.
Ans. Overseas customers or buyers can make their own shipping arrangement, or Rubber Wood Products Ltd. could arrange and quote for shipping as long as the company know the final destination seaport and country of their customers.
If you have any other questions about our rubber wood products, please contact us via the “Contact Us” page on this website.
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(10 October 2020)