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Editor’s pickLet wood be wood: Azman Md Nor

Malaysia, architect, Azman, Malaysian Wood Awards

Malaysian architect Azman Md Nor is a huge fan of wood. He is quietly championing this material in his country, but the lack of skilled craftsmen and quality timber, he says, is hindering progress. Timber is experiencing a renaissance in Southeast Asia as local architects return to their roots, drawing inspiration from the traditional kampong …

More oil palm stem recycling needed: Malaysia minister

Malaysia, oil palm, research, commodities

Prototype of a panel made of recycled oil palm revealed at LIGNA 2017. The research project was a collaboration between Malaysia and Germany's universities as well as companies Jowat, Minda Industrieanlagen, Möhringer, Leitz, Oberkochen, Boehlerit and Palmwood R+D, Freiburg.   Rather than discarding them, unused oil palm stems can …

Malaysia closes 2017 with expectations for a good year

Malaysia, wood exports

The value of wood product exports from Malaysia jumped from RM20.79 billion in 2014 to RM22.15 billion in 2015 before taking a slight dip last year to RM22.11 billion. The domestic market in 2016 was worth another RM18 billion bringing the total value of output to around RM40 billion. For 2017, the value of wood product exports up to June was …

Editor’s pickMalaysian exports of wood products expected to rise in 2017

Malaysia exports, furniture, 2017

Malaysian-designed furniture at this year's MIFF. Image credit: Turnstone Singapore Malaysia’s exports of wood products are forecast to rise to RM23 Bn this year, up from RM21.86 Bn last year, according to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities. Deputy Minister Nasrun Datu Mansur said the government will do all it can to …

Editor’s pickSustainable timber plays a vital role in building greener cities: MTCC

MTCC, MTCS, malaysia

Consumers can contribute positively towards building greener cities by consciously demanding for PEFC endorsed, MTCS-certified timber products. Using certified timber encourages greener cities in Malaysia, a strategic move now more crucial than ever with over half of the world’s population living in cities today, according to the Malaysian …