To focus on the development of R, D&C towards improvement on durability, service life and utilisation of wood resources and ligno-cellulosic materials available for producing various high quality/value-added products.

  • Biocomposite and Wood Protection
  • Biomass Technology
  • Processing
  • Properties and Wood Engineering
  • Empowering Product Certification
No. Laboratory / Workshop with MS ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation
1 Wood Composite Testing Laboratory (WCTL)
2 Paper Testing Laboratory (PTL)
3 Wood Preservative Analytical Laboratory (MAAK)
4 Fire Protection Laboratory (FPL)
5 Furniture Testing Laboratory FTL)
6 Wood Finishing Laboratory (WFL)
7 Wood Mycology Laboratory (WML)
8 Wood Lamination Laboratory (WLL)
9 Wood Drying Laboratory (WDL)
10 Timber Engineering Laboratory (TEL)
11 Wood Enthomology Laboratory (WEL)

a. Historical Background

Bamboo and Palm Gallery was established in 2013 to mark FRIM’s 30 years R&D efforts on bamboo, rattan and other palms. The gallery is located inside the D14 building which was built in 1993 to house a workshop and offices for the researchers under the Bamboo and Rattan Unit. Officiated on April 9th 2014 by the then minister of Natural Reosurces and Environment (NRE), Dato’ Seri G. Palanivel, the gallery received a recognition from the Malaysia Book of Records as the “First Bamboo and Palm Gallery” eight months later on January 20th 2015.

b. Function of the Gallery

  • To display collection of bamboo, rattan and other palms specimens (not for loan).
  • As a reference centre in the fields a of bamboo, rattan and other palms.

c. Current Collections of Bamboo, Rattan & Other Palms

  • Stem/woody parts
  • Leaves
  • Leaf sheaths
  • Rhizomes (roots/shoots)
  • Fruits
  • Traditional products
  • New and innovative products

Any further information, please contact:

Name: Dr Mohd Tamizi Mustafa
E-mail: tamizi[at]frim[dot]gov[dot]my
Tel: 03-6279 7432

Name: Dr Wan Tarmeze Wan Ariffin
E-mail: tarmeze[at]frim[dot]gov[dot]my
Tel: 03-6279 7419

a. Historical Background

The Kepong Xylarium (KEPw) collection in FRIM was founded in 1918 that marked the historical interest on wood identification and classification of commercial timbers. In 1925 that the record on the wood collection was documented systematically and classified separately according to states of origin in the country and those of foreign woods obtained on an exchange basis. Click here for more news about Xylarium.

b. Function Of Xylarium

  • As a reference centre for wood identification services
  • As a reference centre for research in wood anatomy
  • As a reference centre for education

c. Current Collection & Management

The wood specimens in the Kepong Xylarium (KEPw) to date are 10,201 from 108 families, 427 genera and 1595 species from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

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Any further information please contact:

Nordahlia Abdullah Siam
Makmal Anatomi Kayu
Timber Technology Centre
Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia
52109, Kepong Selangor
03-6279 7403/ 7405