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Editor’s pickMalaysian Timber Certification Council welcomes new chairman

15-07-2020
Malaysia, MTCC

Tuan Kamaruzaman Mohamad is the new chairman of the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC). Succeeding Datuk K Yogeesvaran, who held the post from 27 July 2018 to 31 March 2020, Kamaruzaman took over the reins effective 11 May 2020.  Accrording to the April/June 2020 issue of Seedlinks, the official newsletter of the MTCC, MTCC …

ASEAN Super 8 announces new dates in 2021

30-06-2020
Malaysia, Exhibition, COVID-19

Informa Markets, organiser of the region's leading event for the built environment, has announced new event dates. ASEAN Super 8, which comprises several exhibitions targeted at the built environment industry, will be held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 15 to 17 June …

Malaysian government partners MTIB to build bamboo plantation, in first steps to turn bamboo into large-scale industry

18-06-2020
Bamboo industry, large-scale industry, Malaysia

Bamboo-based timber industry and bamboo shoot processing (for food) industry has the potential to offer good returns and job opportunities in Malaysia, in addition to helping preserve the natural environment. In a report by New Sarawak Tribune, Primary Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said bamboo has …

Malaysia Palm Oil Board partners Techbond to produce palm-based polyol

16-06-2020
Malaysia, palm-based polyol, polyurethane adhesive, commercialisation

Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Techbond Greentech Sdn Bhd will start to produce palm-based polyol that will be used as a component in polyurethane adhesives, replacing formaldehyde-based adhesives, reported The Star. Using the polyol technology developed by MPOB, Techbond Greentech will produce sustainable palm oil-based polyol to create new …

Malaysian timber sector raised funds for people in need

04-06-2020
MTC, Malaysia, timber sector, donation

The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities has reported that the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) has raised RM895,550 out of the targeted RM1 million, through its Covid-19 Humanitarian Fund initiative. The MTC launched this fund-raising effort in cooperation with timber associations and companies nationwide. More than 100 logging …

Muar wood-based industry expects to lose RM500 mil in revenue due to MCO

11-05-2020
Furniture businesses, wood products, wood-based panels, manufacturing, impact, coronavirus, COVID-19, MCO, Muar, Malaysia

Furniture businesses and related players in the wood-based industry in Muar, Johor have been affected in the first quarter of this year, expecting to lose about RM500 million in revenue due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), reported The Edge Markets. Muar Furniture Association president Ong Yeou Huan said that as the wood-based industry is …

Actions taken by wood industries in Malaysia, Canada, U.S. and New Zealand so far

05-05-2020
Wood industry, Malaysia, Canada, U.S., New Zealand, coronavirus, impact

The wood industries in Malaysia, Canada, U.S. and New Zealand have all limited productions following some form of lockdown or movement control. According to Japan Lumber Journal, wood industries worldwide have experienced a set of common and unique challenges that arose from regulations imposed by their own governments and a general decline in …

Impact of pandemic on Malaysian forest and logging sector's employment and income

04-05-2020
Department of Statistics Malaysia, forest, logging, sector, income, employment, COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic

The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) conducted an online survey to assess the impact of the pandemic on employment and income, reported ITTO. For the forestry and logging sector the survey results showed 6 percent of workers were on half pay leave, 18 per cent were on unpaid leave and 12 per cent had lost their job. The report can be …

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