29 June 2018 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has successfully retained the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation following a surveillance audit conducted from 26 to 28 June. Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA) auditors, namely Tan Kim Ho, Wong Siew Kwan dan Woo Seng Khee conducted the audit on laboratories related to mechanical and physical testing on 26–27 June; while Tan Kim Ho, Prof. Dr Son Radu dan Sim Ah Bah focused on facilities related to microbiological and biological testing on 28 June. Audit opening meeting at the Ixora Meeting Room. Ismail speaking during the audit opening meeting. [...]
22 June 2018 (Friday) - Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) Wood Preservative Analytical Laboratory (MAAK) will be more diligent in conducting research to produce less toxic and more environmentally-friendly wood preservatives in collaboration with the industry as well as to develop faster chemical analysis methods in line with the 4.0 industrial revolution which emphasises modernisation such as use of large data, intelligent applications and robotics. MAAK is also committed to be an authoritative laboratory in support of the implementation of the Product Certification Services (PCS) established by FRIM. FRIM Director General Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod said, "The rapid growth [...]
13 June 2018 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Research Gallery and Visitor Information Centre (VIC) will be closed on 14-20 June 2018, in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri. From left: FRIM Research Gallery and VIC. The FRIM jogging tracks, picnic area and Kepong Botanic Gardens will remain open for visitors. The campus is open from 5.30am to 7.30pm, with the last entry at 6.30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience. For any enquiry, kindly email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 June 2018 (Tuesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) is ready to work with any party in enhancing the quality of herbal product, competitiveness as well as the ability to penetrate local and international markets. FRIM has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Natural Products by Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation), an agency for the Malaysia bio-based industry development, under the purview of Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI). Four FRIM laboratories have obtained the BioNexus Partners (BNP) status from Bioeconomy Corporation. FRIM Phytochemistry (FK) Laboratory was accorded the status in October 2009, followed by the [...]
31 May 2018 (Thursday) - Xylarium Kepong (KEPw) at Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), which was established in 1918 with a collection of 10,201 wood specimens, has been recognised by Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) in 2012 as being the largest and oldest wood collection in the country. Just like a library for books and a herbarium for a collection of plant specimens, xylarium is a collection centre for wood specimens. These certified wood collections (which are authenticated samples) are suitable for research . The oldest wood specimens at KEPw were 113-118 years’ old. Since its inception in 1918, KEPw plays [...]