KOTA KINABALU: Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) deputy director-general Dr Rahim Sudin said the institute has successfully transferred its technology to the Sabah Timber Industries Association (STIA) to develop an optimise method of drying to improve the mill turn over time for acacia mangium.
He said the collaboration between FRIM and STIA has also established a drying manual and standard operating procedure for the processing of acacia mangium lumber.
“In addition, a drying mill quality control manual was produced which entails quality control procedures for monitoring of kiln drying process to ensure quality kiln-dried lumber,” he said.
He assured that FRIM would always improve itself through research and innovation, working in tandem with stakeholders from government agencies, forestry and wood-based sectors for the economic and social well-being of the country.
He said this during the launch of a workshop on “Technology Transfer on Value-adding the Acacia Lumber from Sabah by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau at a hotel yesterday.-Sayangsabah