Malaysian Timber Council

Houston,  TX 
United States
http://www.mtc.com.my
  • Booth: 1627

The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) was established in January 1992 to promote the development and growth of the Malaysian timber industry. MTC was formed on the initiative of the timber industry and governed by a Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the Minister of Plantation Industries And Commodities.


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The Malaysian Timber Council objectives are:

1. To promote the Malaysian timber trade and develop the market for Malaysian timber products globally,

2. To develop the timber industry by expanding the industry's manufacturing technology base and value-adding its production line;

3. To augment the supply of raw materials for the timber-processing industry;

4. To provide information services to the timber industry;

5. To enhance the global credibility of the Malaysian timber industry.

Brands: Strengthening and promoting the development and growth of the Malaysian timber industry


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  • Balau
    Sapwood is lighter in colour and well-defined from the heartwood which is yellow-brown, brown or reddish brown. The grain is interlocked and the texture is moderately fine but even.
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  • At Home With Wood

    Malaysian Hardwood Flooring

    TIMELESS ELEGANCE AND DURABILITY

    Hardwood doesn’t just make for elegant flooring. It’s a tough and long-lasting performer whose beauty is timeless.

    Malaysian hardwood is known for unique qualities that enhance the aesthetics of any room with its warmth and cosiness. It is the number one choice for interior designers and specifiers, not only from Malaysia, but also from other countries.

    Hardwood flooring is easy to install and maintain. Its excellent thermal insulating property makes it an ideal material for flooring. Wood is hypo-allergenic, contributing to a healthier living environment.

    VERSATILITY AND QUALITY

    A wide range of Malaysian hardwood flooring is available for use in homes, offices, showrooms, indoor sports arenas and restaurants, with a choice of colours and designs to suit individual specifications.

    Species such as Kempas, Merbau, Sepetir, Mempisang and Nyatoh are popular choices.

    Malaysia’s well-established timber-based industry, coupled with excellent technology and quality assurance, guarantee buyers superior quality flooring.

    Malaysian hardwood flooring is exported to highly discerning markets such as the USA, EU, Australia and Japan. Buyers may choose between conventional solid strip and parquet flooring, or engineered flooring.

    Species

    Strength

    Tangential movement

    Air-dry density (kg/m³)

    Remarks

    Balau

    Very strong

    Type III

    850-1,155

    This timber is suitable for heavy-duty applications and has good working properties.  Pre-boring before nailing is recommended.

  • Kempas
    Sapwood is white or pale yellow in colour. Heartwood is pinkish when fresh and darkens to bright orange-red or deep brown. The grain is interlocked, often very interlocked. The texture is coarse but even, except in areas where included phloem occurs.
    ...

  • At Home With Wood

    Malaysian Hardwood Flooring

    TIMELESS ELEGANCE AND DURABILITY

    Hardwood doesn’t just make for elegant flooring. It’s a tough and long-lasting performer whose beauty is timeless.

    Malaysian hardwood is known for unique qualities that enhance the aesthetics of any room with its warmth and cosiness. It is the number one choice for interior designers and specifiers, not only from Malaysia, but also from other countries.

    Hardwood flooring is easy to install and maintain. Its excellent thermal insulating property makes it an ideal material for flooring. Wood is hypo-allergenic, contributing to a healthier living environment.

    VERSATILITY AND QUALITY

    A wide range of Malaysian hardwood flooring is available for use in homes, offices, showrooms, indoor sports arenas and restaurants, with a choice of colours and designs to suit individual specifications.

    Species such as Kempas, Merbau, Sepetir, Mempisang and Nyatoh are popular choices.

    Malaysia’s well-established timber-based industry, coupled with excellent technology and quality assurance, guarantee buyers superior quality flooring.

    Malaysian hardwood flooring is exported to highly discerning markets such as the USA, EU, Australia and Japan. Buyers may choose between conventional solid strip and parquet flooring, or engineered flooring.

    Species

    Strength

    Tangential Movement

    Air-dry Density (kg/m³)

    Remarks

    Kempas

    Very strong

    Type V

    770-1,120

    An excellent flooring timber for indoor use and equally good for external decking.  Classified as durable in the UK.  Avoid included phloem.

  • Merbau
    Sapwood is pale yellow in colour. Heartwood is yellowish to orange-brown when fresh, darkening to brown or dark red-brown on exposure. The texture is coarse and even, with interlocked grain.
    ...

  • At Home With Wood

    Malaysian Hardwood Flooring

    TIMELESS ELEGANCE AND DURABILITY

    Hardwood doesn’t just make for elegant flooring. It’s a tough and long-lasting performer whose beauty is timeless.

    Malaysian hardwood is known for unique qualities that enhance the aesthetics of any room with its warmth and cosiness. It is the number one choice for interior designers and specifiers, not only from Malaysia, but also from other countries.

    Hardwood flooring is easy to install and maintain. Its excellent thermal insulating property makes it an ideal material for flooring. Wood is hypo-allergenic, contributing to a healthier living environment.

    VERSATILITY AND QUALITY

    A wide range of Malaysian hardwood flooring is available for use in homes, offices, showrooms, indoor sports arenas and restaurants, with a choice of colours and designs to suit individual specifications.

    Species such as Kempas, Merbau, Sepetir, Mempisang and Nyatoh are popular choices.

    Malaysia’s well-established timber-based industry, coupled with excellent technology and quality assurance, guarantee buyers superior quality flooring.

    Malaysian hardwood flooring is exported to highly discerning markets such as the USA, EU, Australia and Japan. Buyers may choose between conventional solid strip and parquet flooring, or engineered flooring.

    Species

    Strength

    Tangential movement

    Air-dry density (kg/m³)

    Remarks

    Merbau

    Strong

    Type III

    515-1,040

    A popular timber for joinery in Europe, particularly Belgium and The Netherlands.  The timber is attractive and particularly suitable for decorative flooring.  Pre-boring before nailing is recommended

  • Dark Red Meranti
    Sapwood is not clearly defined form the heartwood which is medium red to deep red to deep red-brown. The grain is interlocked. The texture is moderately coarse but even.
    ...

  • At Home With Wood

    Malaysian Hardwood Flooring

    TIMELESS ELEGANCE AND DURABILITY

    Hardwood doesn’t just make for elegant flooring. It’s a tough and long-lasting performer whose beauty is timeless.

    Malaysian hardwood is known for unique qualities that enhance the aesthetics of any room with its warmth and cosiness. It is the number one choice for interior designers and specifiers, not only from Malaysia, but also from other countries.

    Hardwood flooring is easy to install and maintain. Its excellent thermal insulating property makes it an ideal material for flooring. Wood is hypo-allergenic, contributing to a healthier living environment.

    VERSATILITY AND QUALITY

    A wide range of Malaysian hardwood flooring is available for use in homes, offices, showrooms, indoor sports arenas and restaurants, with a choice of colours and designs to suit individual specifications.

    Species such as Kempas, Merbau, Sepetir, Mempisang and Nyatoh are popular choices.

    Malaysia’s well-established timber-based industry, coupled with excellent technology and quality assurance, guarantee buyers superior quality flooring.

    Malaysian hardwood flooring is exported to highly discerning markets such as the USA, EU, Australia and Japan. Buyers may choose between conventional solid strip and parquet flooring, or engineered flooring.

    Species

    Strength

    Tangential Movement

    Air-dry Density (kg/m³)

    Remarks

    Dark Red Meranti

    Moderately strong

    Type I & II

    560 – 865

    The most important timber exported to Europe where it is very popular for joinery.  Has good working properties and is easy to nail.  Suitable for low traffic flooring.

  • Keruing
    Sapwood is purple-red or red-brown to grey-brown in colour. The heartwood is dark red-brown. Grain is straight to deeply interlocked. Texture is moderately coarse to coarse but even.
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    MALAYSIAN HARDWOOD DECKING

    NATURAL BEAUTY AT ITS BEST

    Few materials can match the beauty and practicality of tropical timber for decking.

    Unlike concrete, brick, stone, ceramic tiles or metal, timber decking can create a quick facelift to one’s garden. It is simple to install, and does not require elaborate, time-consuming foundation work.

    Timber effortlessly complements natural surroundings. Its flexibility allows landscape artists the freedom to incorporate enhancements such as handrails, balustrades, pergolas, screens and gazebos.

    A SOUND CHOICE

    Malaysian hardwoods have established a reputation for quality, making them much sought-after by discerning buyers. Timbers such as Balau, Red Balau, Kempas, Keruing and Merbau are the best hardwoods for decking products because of their durability, strength and attractive grain.

    Species

    Strength

    Tangential Movement

    Air-dry Density (kg/m³)

    Remarks

    Keruing

    Strong

    Type IV & V

    690-945

    A popular timber for container flooring and truck bodywork.  Easy to work and has good nailing properties.  Can be preservative treated to enhance durability.