List of Malaysian Standard

MS ON TIMBER

NO.MS NO.MS TITLEABSTRACT
1MS 229: 2009NOMENCLATURE AND COMMON USES OF MALAYSIAN TIMBERS (SECOND REVISION)This Malaysian Standard is intended to provide uniformity in the naming of timber species to be used in the timber industry.
This standard also provides some general information on the usage of timbers, strength group and distribution. It should be noted that the usage stated in the table is by no means exhaustive neither does the nomenclature given here include all the species known to be available. The nomenclature and usage in this standard will be expanded from time to time as further information becomes available.
2MS 289: 1987SPECIFICATION FOR ALUMINIUM FINISHING PAINT (FIRST REVISION)This Malaysian Standard specifies an air drying aluminium finishing paint for use on primed interior and exterior wood and metal surfaces, and for recoating of previously painted surfaces, provided the surface is in sound condition and suitable for receiving such a coating.
3MS 360: 2006TREATMENT OF TIMBER WITH COPPER/CHROME/ARSENIC WOOD PRESERVATIVES – SPECIFICATION (THIRD REVISION)This Malaysian Standard specifies requirements for treatment of timber with water-borne copper/chrome/arsenic (CCA) wood preservative formulations complying with MS 733:1992.
This standard covers the method of application, minimum penetration and the minimum net retention for the relevant timber commodity and hazard classes.
NOTE. All CCA treated product which is directly contacts with human need to be covered with sufficient layer of paint. However, these treated products are not recommended for timber using in playground.
4MS 432: 1976SPECIFICATION FOR SINGLE PACK VARNISHES FOR WOODEN PANELLINGThis Malaysian Standard specified requirements for a single pack varnish for use as a transparent or a semi-transparent surface coating on wooden panelling.
5MS 652: 1980SPECIFICATION FOR PENTACHLOROPHENOL FOR USE IN THE PRESERVATION OF TIMBER This specification covers solid pentachlorophenol for use in the preservative treatment of timber.
6MS 695: 1981SPECIFICATION FOR NITRO-CELLULOSE LACQUER FOR USE ON WOOD, INDOORSThis Malaysian Standard specifies requirements for a clear lacquer of the nitrocellulose type for use on wood, indoors.
7MS 696: 1981SPECIFICATION FOR COAL TAR CREOSOTE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF TIMBER
This Malaysian Standard defines and specifies two types of coal tar creosote for the preservation of timber. Type 1 creosote is intended for general purpose application. Type 2 has a more closely defined distillation range and a restricted residue content and is specially suitable for the treatment of telegraph and transmission poles and structural timber where bleeding in service could present a problem.
8MS 697 : 1981GUIDE TO THE CHOICE, USE AND APPLICATION OF WOOD PRESERVATIVES
The Malaysian Standard gives guidance on the selection of preservative treatments for timber. It describes the conditions under which timber in use is liable to be damaged by wood-destroying organisms in Malaysia. It defines and describes the various types of wood preservatives. It defines and describes the processes available for applying them. Finally it indicates the factors which control the effectiveness of preservative treatments and gives guidance on how to select the best treatment for a particular purpose.
This guide does not cover in situ remedial treatment of timber already attached but deals only with preservative treatment. It does not deal with short term preventive treatment against staining fungi ‘or attack by forest insects of newly felled timber in the forest or of freshly sawn timber at the mill.
9MS 733: 2008WOOD PRESERVATIVES FOR COPPER/CHROMIUM/ARSENIC (CCA) – SPECIFICATION (SECOND REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard specifies requirements for water- borne wood preservatives which consist essentially of mixtures of copper, chromium and arsenic. This specification covers the composition of the preservative, sampling procedure and methods of chemical analysis
10MS 734: 1981SPECIFICATION FOR WOOD PRESERVATION BY MEANS OF PRESSURE CREOSOTING
This Malaysian Standard covers the preservation of timber by the pressure creosoting processes. These consist essentially of immersing the timber completely in creosote contained in a closed vessel and subjecting it to a pressure greater than atmospheric
11MS 821: 2011TREATED TIMBER AND PRESERVATIVE FORMULATIONS – COPPER/CHROME/ARSENIC – QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (SECOND REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard details the procedures for the determination of copper, chromium and arsenic (CCA) in preservatives and in treated timber that contains water-borne preservative compositions which consist essentially of copper, chromium and arsenic compounds. This Malaysian Standard covers analytical methods using atomic absorption spectrometry.
12MS 822 : 1983 (CONFIRMED:2004)SPECIFICATION FOR SAWN – TIMBER FOUNDATION PILES
This Malaysia Standards specification applies to square-sawn timber foundation piles used on land for building and civil engineering purposes. It specifies the species quality of timber, the prefabrication and conditioning of the piles and the preservative treatment to be used.
13MS 833 : 1984METHOD FOR THE QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF WOOD PRESERVATIVES AND TREATED TIMBER
This Malaysian Standard details procedures for the detection of preservative materials commonly found in organic solvent type and water-borne type preservative solutions and in preservative-treated wood.
The complex nature of the tar oil type preservatives precludes the use of a specific qualitative test for this group, although some indication of their presence may be provided by odor and appearance characteristics.
The procedures described in this standard will frequently be applied before carrying out quantitative analyses using methods described in other standards. Two types of qualitative test are described, those carried out directly on timber sections and those requiring prior preparation of an extract from the timber sample. Some preservative materials can be detected by either type of method, others by only one of them. In addition to the detection of preservative materials, the spray tests described may be used to estimate the penetration of the preservatives.
Although these tests have been validated for the types of preservative in current use, the introduction of new materials could give rise to difficulties and analysts should be alert to this possibility.
14MS 834 : 1984METHOD FOR THE QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF COPPER NAPTHENATE PRESERVATIVE FORMULATIONS AND TREATED TIMBER
This Malaysian Standard details procedures for the determination of copper naphthenate, expressed as the amount of copper present, in preservatives and in treated timber containing this preservative.
The methods have been found suitable for the determination of copper in the presence of tributyltin oxide, pentachlorophenol, o-phenylphenol, monochloronaphthalene, polych)oronaphthalene, ‘y -HCH, dieldrin. zincnaphthenate, potassium salts and sodium salts. The wood sample may be in the form of sawdust, wood flour, or thin sections.
The procedure for the analysis of preservatives has been primarily designed for solutions complying with the requirements of MS 878~.For samples of other compositions it may be necessary to make adjustments so that the solutions are within the analytical range and in the AAS determination, sample solution and standard solution have similar solution matrix. It is difficult to make recommendations as to the quantity of sample to be taken in the case of treated wood because the predominant factor is the quantity of preservative within the Wood rather than the mass of wood itself. It may thus be necessary to make some adjustments to the value quoted in the standard, either to the mass of the treated wood sample taken for analysis or to the level of dilution of the copper solution resulting from extraction.
Two methods are described, the first involving atomic absorption spectrophotometry and the second colorimetry.
15MS 835 : 1984METHOD FOR THE QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF BIS(TRI-N-BUTYLTIN) OXIDE PRESERVATIVE FORMULATIONS AND TREATED TIMBER : DETERMINATION OF TOTAL TIN
This Malaysian Standard details procedures for the determination of the total tin content present in solutions and in treated wood containing bis(tri-n-butyltin)oxide. The methods have been found suitable for the determination of tin in the presence of the following: chloronaphthalenes; copper naphthenate: dieldrin (HEOD); ‘y— hexachiorocyclohexane (y—HCH, lindane); pentachlorophenyl laurate; pentach(orophenol and other chlorophenols; 2—phenylphenol; zinc naphthenate; water-repellent waxes and resins.
It is assumed that all the tin determined by these methods has been derived from bis(tri-n-butyltin)oxide and hence the tin content is expressed in terms of bis(tri-n-butyltin)oxide. With aged samples of treated wood, it is occasionally difficult to acid extract all the tin, particularly if iron or some other Cations are present. The method described in 2.4.4 has been shown to ensure that, in all cases, the proportion of tin not extracted is unlikely to affect the validity of the determination. The wet ashing technique used in the colorimetric method (see clause 3) ensures that tin in all types of samples is brought into solution. The recommendation made as to the size of sample to be taken for the analysis of preservative solutions assume that the bis(tri-n-butyltin)oxide content is about 1% by mass. For samples of other compositions, adjustments may have to be made in the quantity taken for analysis. It is difficult to make recommendation as to the mass of the wood sample to be analysed since the predominant factor is the quantity of preservative within the wood rather than the mass of the wood itself. It may be necessary to make some adjustment to the values quoted in the standard, either to the mass of the treated wood sample taken for analysis or to the level of dilution of the tin solution resulting from extraction.
Furthermore, it should be noted that the range of concentrations suggested for the calibration solutions used in these methods may have to be adjusted to suit the sensitivity of the instruments being used. Two methods are described, the first involving atomic absorption spectrophotometry and the second colorimetry
16MS 836: 1983SPECIFICATION FOR TRIBUTYLTIN OXIDE WOOD PRESERVATIVE
This Malaysian Standard specification prescribes requirements for light organic solvent wood preservatives which contain tributyltin oxide fortified with an insecticide, gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane
17MS 837: 2006SOLID TIMBER – DETERMINATION OF MOISTURE CONTENT (FIRST REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard specifies two methods for the determination of the average moisture content of solid timber. The methods are, the oven dry method and use of the resistance type portable moisture meter.
18MS 878 : 1984SPECIFICATION FOR COPPER NAPHTHENATE WOOD PRESERVATIVE
This Malaysian Standard specifies requirements for copper naphthenate wood preservatives which consist essentially of a solution. in a petroleum distillate of boiling range 1 40°C to 270°C, of copper salts of naphthenic acids. This specification covers the composition of the preservative and general recommendations on application
19MS 908: 2012SYNTHETIC RESIN ADHESIVES (PHENOLIC AND AMINOPLASTIC) FOR PLYWOOD – SPECIFICATION (FIRST REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard specifies the technical requirements and methods of test for adhesives based on synthetic resins of the phenolic and aminoplastic types with or without additional hardeners.
20MS 995: 2008BORON TIMBER PRESERVATIVES - SPECIFICATION (FIRST REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard prescribes requirements for boron timber preservatives consisting essentially of either disodium octaboratetetrahydrate or a mixture of borax and boric acid and these being designated as Type I and Type II, respectively. This specification covers the composition, sampling, safety in handling and disposal of the preservatives.
Type I: A sodium borate with a composition corresponding approximately to that of disodium octaboratetetrahydrate (Na2B8O13.4H2O) with minimum amount of 65 % w/w B2O3 content and 14 % w/w of Na2O.
Type II: A mixture of sodium borate decahydrate (Na2B4O7.10H2O) or pentahydrate (Na2B4O7.5H2O) and boric acid (H3BO3) with minimum amount of 42 % w/w B2O3 content and 7 % w/w of Na2O.
21MS 1002: 1986SPECIFICATION FOR SURFACE BRUSH-ON PRESERVATIVE STAINS FOR WOODThis Malaysian Standard specifies requirements for surface brush-on preservative stains for wood. It covers the requirements for the preservative solutions, test methods and general recommendations on application.
This standard specification is applicable to preservative stain solutions which are suitable for use as interior and exterior finish coat on wood surfaces exposed to low hazard conditions. The preservative solutions are pigmented to impart a tint to the surface without hiding the natural grain pattern of the wood surface and to provide a limited degree of preservative protection. (see note 1)
NOTE 1. Wood preservative stains covered by this standard are not intended to replace other industrial wood preservation chemicals/processesfor protection of wood exposed to different or more severe conditions of service. For this appropriate wood preservation chemicals/processes. MS 697, ‘Malaysian Standard on guide to the choice, use and application of wood preservatives’ shall be referred to.
22MS 1030: 2011WOOD PRESERVATION – GLOSSARY (FIRST REVISION)This Malaysian Standard lists terms used in wood preservation and their definitions and explanations
23MS 1043: 1986METHOD FOR THE QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF PRESERVATIVE SOLUTIONS AND TREATED TIMBER CONTAINING PENTACHLOROPHENOL AND PENTACHLOROPHENOL LAURATE
This Malaysian Standard describes procedures for the quantitative determination of pentachlorophenol (PCP) and pentachlorophenyl laurate (PCPL) present in preservative solutions and treated wood
24MS 1205: 1991METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WATER REPELLENT SOLUTIONS
This Malaysian Standard prescribes a method to measure the initial effectiveness of water-repellent solutions, with or without wood preservatives, applied to wood or joinery as surface brush-on to retard moisture uptake.

The test measures only the water-repellent effectiveness of the fluid and is not concerned with differences in treated components due to loading and distribution differences attributable to various methods of application.
25MS 1300: 1993SPECIFICATION FOR TRIBUTYLTIN NAPHTHENATE WOOD PRESERVATIVE
This Malaysian Standard Specification prescribes requirements for light organic solvent wood preservatives which contain tributyltin naphthenate (TBTN) fortified with an approved insecticide.
NOTE 1. Organic solvent preservatives with tributyltin naphthenate as the sole active ingredient is not suitable for protection against wood boring insects unless fortified with an approved insecticide, gammahexachlorocyclohexane.
26MS 1301: 1993SPECIFICATION FOR SINGLE PACKED POLYURETHANE MODIFIED ALKYD VARNISH FOR WOODEN FLOORS
This Malaysian Standard specifies requirements for single packed polyurethane modified alkyd varnish for wooden floor.
27MS 1302: 1993SPECIFICATION FOR LIGHT ORGANIC SOLVENT PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT OF TIMBERThis Malaysian Standard applies to light organic solvent preservatives (hereinafter referred to as LOSP) and timber treated with them.
It does not apply to timber to be used in ground contact such as fence posts or transmission poles, cooling towers, marine structures and other high decay hazard situations. Neither does it cover the use of LOSP treatment for lyctus immunization.
NOTE. The term ‘timber’ in this specification refers to wood products in sawn, dressed or moulded form
ordebarked natural round form and includes veneer, plywood, framing, cladding and timber products such as window and door joinery and exterior architectural features manufactured from timber.
28MS 1313: 1993CODE OF PRACTICE ON LARGE PREFABRICATED PANELS
This section of the code sets out the requirements for the manufacture, handling and installation of large prefabricated panels.
29MS 1379 : 1995METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF TREATED WOOD AND TREATING SOLUTIONS BY X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for X-ray spectroscopic analysis of treated wood and treating solutions.
1.2 The method is applicable to the determination of elements of atomic number 11 orhig her that are present in significant quantities the wood (usually above 0.01 percent).
1.3 The specific elements covered in this method, and specified for use in preservative treatment of wood, are, with their atomic numbers, phosphorus, P(15); sulphur, S(16); chlorine, Cl(17); chromium, Cr(24); copper, Cu(29); zinc, Zn(30) and arsenic, As(33).
1.4 Energy dispersive and wavelength dispersive spectrometers cad both be used. The instructions for operating each type of spectrometer are provided by the manufacturer and are not described here.
NOTE. Attention is drawn to the requirement that operators of x- ray machines shall comply with the
Radioactive Substances Act 1968 and subsequent regulations under it.
Cautions
(1) When the X-ray equipment is installed, it should be checked for radiation leakage by factory installers or other competent personnel.
(2) Normal safety precautions for X-ray spectrographic installations are to be observed. It is recommended that suitable monitoring devices, such as film badges, be worn by participating personnel, and that effective control and regulation of the monitoring procedure be maintained.
30MS 1401: 1996SPECIFICATIONS FOR DRESSED TIMBER, DOOR JAMBS AND GENERAL MOULDINGS
This Malaysian Standard describes the grading requirements applicable to dressed timber, door jambs and general mouldings of premium, standard and utility grade manufactured from tropical hardwoods.
31MS 1446: 1998CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE OPERATION OF TIMBER TREATMENT PLANTS
This Malaysian Standard code of practice is intended to give practical guidance on the safety aspects of plant equipment, its operation and the treatment site.
Consultation with the relevant regulatory authorities is necessary at all stages of site planning and development/installation of new facilities.
The Code is applicable to any plant used for the impregnation and/or immersion of timber with water-borne preservatives, organic solvent based preservatives, creosote and fire retardants.
This document is not intended to cover in-situ methods of timber treatment or the use of highly flammable liquids (flash point below 32°C).
Preservatives may only be advertised, sold, supplied, stored and used in accordance with their approval under the Control of Pesticides Act, 1974.
32MS 1506: 2000SPECIFICATION FOR WOODEN DOORThis Malaysia Standard specifies requirements for timber doors of types and of dimensions.
NOTE. Guidance on information that should be supplied with enquiries or orders shall be in accordance with Appendix E.
33MS 1508: 2000SPECIFICATION FOR WOODEN DOOR FRAME
This Malaysia Standard specifies requirements for wooden door frames as defined in Section 1.4 and of sizes listed in Table 1, and illustrated in Figure 1.
34MS 1714: 2003SPECIFICATION FOR VISUAL STRENGTH GRADING OF TROPICAL HARDWOOD TIMBERThis Malaysian Standard specifies a method of strength grading tropical hardwood timber visually for structural use. The timber shall at least be surface dry. For tropical hardwoods, the permissible limits of characteristics for a single visual strength grade of timber are specified, designated Select Structural Grade, Standard Structural Grade, Common Building Grade and Hardwood Structural Grade.
This Malaysian Standard applies to tropical hardwood timber graded both in Malaysia and abroad for seasoned timber either rough sawn or dressed, preservative treated or not. Timber imported from abroad shall be regraded in accordance to this Malaysian Standard before it is allowed to be used for structural application. Regrading is not needed if the timber is graded by a certified body that is approved by the grading authority in Malaysia, provided that it is not resawn into smaller sizes.
Where Malaysian Standards covering specific end use requirements specify permissible limits varying from those given in this standard, the requirements of those standards will replace or be additional to the requirements of this standard.
NOTE. Additional requirements for laminations are given in MS 758:2001.
35MS 1802: 2008STRUCTURAL TIMBER GRADING – REQUIREMENTS FOR MACHINE STRENGTH GRADED TIMBER AND GRADING MACHINES
This Malaysian Standard specifies the requirements for assessing and operating machine strength grading systems, to strength grade structural timber and laminates for glulam.
NOTE. Whilst it is permitted to use this standard to determine machine settings and to grade to any possible strength profile for a given species, this standard refers to the strength classes/groups of MS 544 to provide suitable strength profiles and dictate the visual override requirements necessary to make a machine grading to this standard possible. In addition, guidance is given for the degree of quality control necessary to ensure the reliability of timber graded by strength grading machines. These requirements are given for ‘machine-controlled’ system for grading timber.
36MS 1849: 2005PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS AGAINST SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES – CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PREVENTION, DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF INFESTATION
This Malaysian Standard recommends the procedures for the prevention, detection and treatment of subterranean termite infestation in buildings and other structures. It includes details for the treatment of the soil with chemicals which prevent termites from accessing timber and other termite susceptible materials in buildings. Detailed specifications for pre-and post-construction treatments are outlined.
This standard also sets out the steps to be followed to determine the extent of termite infestation in existing buildings, the type of treatment to control termites and methods for the prevention of reinfestation by termites.
Details of treatment and a recommendation for the application of termiticides are included within this standard.
This standard also provides guidance to those seeking and specifying anti-termite treatment services.
37MS 1921: 2006TREATMENT OF ROOF, CEILING AND TIMBER ROOF COMPONENT WITH COPPER – CHROME – ARSENIC PRESERVATIVES FOR INDOOR ABOVE-GROUND USE – SPECIFICATION
This Malaysian Standard specifies requirements for treatment of all timber components used in roof and ceiling construction where termites and wood boring insects are common threats to structural performance of these timbers.
This standard is only applicable to timber that is used for indoor above-ground contact, protected from wetting during service. The treatment specified in this standard has been primarily designed for copper-chrome-arsenic preservative (CCA) formulations complying with MS 733. It does not cover the remedial treatment of existing timber in old buildings nor does it deal with the protection of timber against fire, weathering or staining.
CAUTION: Attention is drawn to the mandatory requirement that the CCA marketed in this country shall be registered with the Pesticides Board Malaysia under the Pesticides Act (Amendment 2004).
38MS 2083: 2008ADHESIVES-WOOD-TO-WOOD ADHESIVES BONDS-DETERMINATION OF SHEAR STRENGTH BY TENSILE LOADING
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for determining the shear strength of wood-to-wood adhesive bonds, with a standard specimen loaded in tension and under specified conditions of preparation, conditioning and testing. This method is intended for testing only those adhesives used in bonding wood to wood in either parallel-laminated or cross-laminated construction.
39MS 2084: 2008ADHESIVES – WOOD-TO-WOOD ADHESIVE BONDS – DETERMINATION OF SHEAR STRENGTH BY COMPRESSIVE LOADING
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for determining the shear strength of wood-to-wood adhesive bonds, with a standard specimen loaded in compression and under specified conditions of preparation, conditioning and testing, This method is intended for testing only those adhesives used in bonding wood to wood.
40MS 2209: 2009STRUCTURAL LAMINATED VENEER LUMBER (LVL) – PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM MANUFACTURING REQUIREMENTS
This Malaysian Standard specifies manufacturing (in-grade) structural characterisation and structural verification requirements for Structural Laminated Veneer Lumbers (SLVL) as a glued assembly of veneers and for which structural design is performed in accordance with MS 544: Part 12.
This standard specifies performance requirements and minimum requirements for Structural Laminated Veneer Lumber (SLVL). It does not describe requirements for non-structural applications.
This standard is only concerned with the LVL component of assemblies such as trusses, nail plate jointed beams and I-beams, but not the assemblies themselves.
41MS 2371-1: 2010WOOD PRESERVATIVES, TREATED WOOD AND TREATED PLYWOOD – QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FOR BORON – PART 1 : TITRATION METHOD
This Malaysian Standard details procedures for the determination of boron in wood preservatives and treating solutions.
This standard covers the analytical method of boron preservatives using titrimetric method.
42MS 2371-2: 2010WOOD PRESERVATIVES, TREATED WOOD AND TREATED PLYWOOD – QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FOR BORON – PART 2: INDUCTIVE COUPLED PLASMA - ATOMIC EMMISSION SPECTROSCOPY (ICP-AES)
This Malaysian Standard details procedure for the determination of boron in wood preservatives, treating solutions, treated timber and treated plywood.

This Malaysian Standard covers the analytical methods of boron preservatives using inductive coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy method.
43MS 2371-3: 2010WOOD PRESERVATIVES, TREATED WOOD AND TREATED PLYWOOD – QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FOR BORON – PART 3 : UV-VISIBLE SPECTROPHOTOMETER METHOD
This Malaysian Standard details procedure for the determination of boron in wood preservatives, treating solutions, treated timber and treated plywood.

This Malaysian Standard covers the analytical method of boron preservatives using spectrophotometer method
44MS 2619: 2015TIMBER FLOORING – BOARD AND STRIP, PARQUET AND LAMINATE FLOORING - SPECIFICATION
This Malaysian Standard specifies requirement for the following types of timber flooring:
a) Solid board and strip;
b) Parquet;
c) Laminate flooring.
45MS 2620: 2015WOODEN WINDOWS - SPECIFICATION
1.1 This Malaysian Standard specifies requirements for wooden window frames, box frame windows and their sashes incorporating traditional components sections.
1.2 It does not apply to window assembles intended to carry loads transmitted from the structure into which they are fitted.
1.3 The concept of modular coordination is incorporated in this standard in order to harmonise with MS 1064.
1.4 Effort is made to classify windows into three categories of Deluxe, Regular and Economy in line with current pattern of utilization in the country.
1.5 Minimum dimension is also proposed for certain components used for each category with the aim to complement the harmonization effort made.
46MS ISO 26842-1: 2011ADHESIVES – TEST METHODS FOR THE EVALUATION AND SELECTION OF ADHESIVES FOR INDOOR WOOD PRODUCTS – PART 1 : RESISTANCE TO DELAMINATION IN NON-SEVERE ENVIRONMENTS
This Malaysian Standard specifies guidelines for the selection, by means of delamination-resistance tests, of adhesives for use in wood products placed in non-severe environments, indoors or during transport, in which the products are not exposed to extreme changes in temperature and humidity.
A series of exposure cycles at various temperatures and humidities is provided to verify that the adhesive selected, or a product bonded with the adhesive, meets the necessary requirements for resistance to delamination.
This standard is intended to help the user not only to select a suitable adhesive but also to evaluate adhesives and adhesively bonded wood products.
NOTE: When actual wood products are tested using this method, the test results may not be comparable due to the fact that the test laboratory will not normally have had adequate control over the way the product was assembled.
This standard is not intended for use in the qualification of structural components.
47MS ISO 26842-2: 2011ADHESIVES – TEST METHODS FOR THE EVALUATION AND SELECTION OF ADHESIVES FOR INDOOR WOOD PRODUCTS – PART 2 : RESISTANCE TO DELAMINATION IN SEVERE ENVIRONMENTS (ISO 26842-2-2009, IDT)
This Malaysian Standard specifies guidelines for the selection, by means of delamination-resistance tests, of adhesives for use in wood products placed in severe environments, indoors or during transport, in which the products are exposed to extreme changes of temperature and humidity.
A series of exposure cycles at various temperatures and humidities is provided to verify that the adhesive selected, or a product bonded with the adhesive, meets the necessary requirements for resistance to delamination.
This part of ISO 26842 is intended to help the user not only to select a suitable adhesive but also to evaluate adhesives and adhesively bonded wood products.
NOTE When actual wood products are tested using this method, the test results may not be comparable due to the fact that the test laboratory will not normally have had adequate control over the way the product was assembled.
This part of ISO 26842 is not intended for use in the qualification of structural components.

MS ON TIMBER STRUCTURE

NO.MS NO.MS TITLEABSTRACT
1MS 544: PART 1: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 1 : GENERAL (FIRST REVISION)
This Part of Malaysian Standard MS 544 provides guidance on the structural use of timber, glued laminated timber and timber-based products, in load bearing members. It includes recommendations on quality, grade stresses and modification factors applicable to these materials when use as simple members, or as parts of built-up components, or as parts of structures in incorporating other materials. It also gives recommendations for the design of nailed, screwed, bolted, connectored and glued joints. In addition, it provides recommendations for a method of test to assess the adequacy of structural assemblies, and it includes general advice on workmanship, various treatments which can be applied, inspection and maintenance.
It does not, and it is not intended to, deal comprehensively with all aspects of timber construction. In particular it does not cover well tried and traditional methods of timber construction which have been employed successfully over a long period of time.
2MS 544: PART 2: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 2 : PERMISSIBLE STRESS DESIGN OF SOLID TIMBER (FIRST REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard gives recommendations for the structural use of the Malaysian hardwood and softwood timber species in load bearing members. It includes recommendations on quality, grade stresses and modification factors applicable to these timbers when used as simple members, or as parts of built-up components, or as parts of structures incorporating other materials. It does not, and it is not intended to deal comprehensively with all aspects of timber construction. In particular it does not cover well tried and traditional methods of timber construction which have been employed successfully over a long period of time.
3MS 544: PART 3: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 3 : PERMISSIBLE STRESS DESIGN OF GLUED LAMINATED TIMBER
Glued laminated timber (glulam) should be manufactured in accordance with BS EN 386 and Clause 4. All timber used for laminated members should be strength graded in accordance with BS 5756.
NOTES:
1. The stresses given in this part of MS 544 apply only to timber graded in accordance with BS 5756 with respect to structural tropical hardwoods. Because this standard is primarily for solid structural timber, manufacturers of glued laminated timber may need to specify overriding requirements for wane, fissures and distortion. In deriving the recommended stress for timber, estimates of 5 % lower exclusion values of the strength and stiffness were used. Furthermore, the modulus of elasticity values no longer included element due to shear.
2. Grade and species for glulam that satisfy the requirement for strength classes are given in Table 1. Glulam strength properties may be determined from the strength class properties given in Table 2.
4MS 544: PART 4: SECTION 1: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 4 : TIMBER PANEL PRODUCTS : SECTION 1 : STRUCTURAL PLYWOOD
This Malaysia Standards section gives recommendations for the use of sanded and unsanded structural plywoods, in balanced construction, manufactured in accordance with The Standard Product Manual for the Production of Malaysian Basic Structural Grade (MBSG) Rated Plywood, Timber Technology Bulletin, No.1, August 1995, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM).
When plywoods are intended for structural use, only plywoods that are MBSG rated or equivalent to MBSG rated or better than MBSG rated shall be specified. Reference should also be made to the panel grade and the surface finish, i.e. Sanded or Unsanded
5MS 544: PART 4: SECTION 2: 2001CODE OF PRACTIVE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 4 : TIMBER PANEL PRODUCTS : SECTION 2 : MARINE PLYWOOD
This Malaysia Standards gives recommendations for the use of sanded and unsanded Marine Plywood, in balanced construction, manufactured in accordance with The Standard Product Manual for the Production of Malaysian Basic Structural Grade (MBSG) Rated Plywood, Timber Technology Bulletin, No: 1, August 1995 by Forest Research Institute Malaysia, (FRIM) with special restriction on the species that are allowed to be used in the lay-up. These plywoods are designated as MBSG-Marine.
This Standards applies only to plywoods that are to be used in severe wetting conditions (open deck, jetty, etc) in buildings or civil construction works but not meant for shipbuilding, where direct and prolong contact with sea and fresh water is involved. This section is suitable for parts of marine craft such as decking, cabins and other similar parts.
6MS 544: PART 4: SECTION 3: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 4 : TIMBER PANEL PRODUCTS : SECTION 3 : CEMENT BONDED PARTICLEBOARD (CBP)
1.1 This Malaysia Standards specifies the characteristics of compressed CBP and recommends the
appropriate application of this product for construction purposes.
1.2 CBP complying with the requirements of this standard would be adopted as material for internal and external application as recommended.
7MS 544: PART 4: SECTION 4: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 4 : TIMBER PANEL PRODUCTS : SECTION 4 : ORIENTED STRAND BOARD (OSB)
This Malaysia Standards gives recommendations of malaysian standard for the use of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) in construction. The panels in conformance to this Section are intended for use as floor and wall sheathings in light framing construction. However, uses are not limited to these applications. Other possible uses may include temporary formworks for concrete and furniture frames.
The strength values listed in Tables 5, 6 and 7 in this Section relate to product strength properties but they are not design values to be used directly in engineering calculations without proper reduction factors. These reduction factors take into account the variability of strength of manufactured panels and also load duration. Since the production of OSB in this country is still new, the reduction factor that relates to the manufacturing variation cannot be determined. However, laboratory scale experiment had been conducted to make the derivation of the allowable spans for OSB panels possible. Therefore, for the purpose of floor design, the allowable span values given herein should be used.
8MS 544: PART 5: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 5 : TIMBER JOINTS
This Malaysia Standards applies to joints in solid timber fabricated with mechanical fasteners described by Malaysian Standard. These include joints fabricated with the following mechanical fasteners:
a) nails;
b) wood screws;
c) bolts;
d) coach screws;
e) split-ring connectors; and
f) shear-plate connectors.
NOTES:
1. Design rules for specialised and patented mechanical fasteners and for variants of conventional fasteners are not included in this code. 2. This Standard does not specifically cover glued timber-to-timber or timber-to-plywood connections as occurred in fabricated components such as stressed skin panels or plywood webbed beams. In such cases, joint design can be based on the timber components in the connection, provided that the joint is fabricated using a rigid, durable adhesive. Phenolic type adhesives meet these requirements. The design of fabricated components comprising glued connections is therefore based on the fact that with correct bonding practice and quality control, a joint is developed in which the adhesive bond strength and durability will be superior to the components comprising the joint. Reference may be made to AS 1720.1: 1988, Appendix D2 for information on methods for assessing the deformation of joints.
9MS 544: PART 6: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 6 : WORKMANSHIP, INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE (FIRST REVISION)
This part gives recommendations for the preparation, fabrication, inspection, storage, handling and maintenance of materials and components.
The recommendations given in this part are necessary conditions for applicability of the
permissible stresses and loads given elsewhere in MS 544.
Materials should be applied, used and fixed in such a way as to perform adequately the functions for which they are designed. Workmanship in fabrication, preparation and installation of materials should conform in all respects to accepted good practice. There should be adequate supervision throughout the preparation and construction of the structure to ensure that it conforms to the principles and practical considerations of the design.
Members which are damaged, crushed or split beyond the limits permitted for similar defects in the grading should be rejected or repaired to the satisfaction of the designers and approving authority. For wood particleboard, cement bonded particleboard and high density fibreboard, in addition to the recommendations given in this part, all the recommendations of BS 5669 should be followed.
The clauses in this part apply to all assemblies other than those of glued laminated members which are dealt with in MS 758, BS 4169 and MS 544: Part 3.
10MS 544: PART 7: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 7 : TESTING
This Malaysia Standards gives recommendations for load testing, although in the normal course of events, structures or parts of structures designed in accordance with this standard are not required to be tested. Load testing is, however, an equally acceptable alternative to calculations, and in certain cases can be a more positive method of establishing the structural adequacy of a particular design. The methods of testing given in this part are for structures fabricated partly or wholly from timber, glued laminated timber and other timber based products. They are not appropriate to the testing of individual pieces of timber, joints or structural models. Testing may be necessary in circumstances which include:
a) where a structure or part of a structure is not amenable to calculation, or where calculation is deemed impracticable;
b) where materials or design methods are used other than those of the relevant specification or code of practice;
c) where there is doubt or disagreement as to whether the structure or some part of it conforms to design rules, or as to whether the quality of the materials is of the required standard; and
d) where a routine check of a mass-produced structure or part of a structure is required by prior agreement between the client and the manufacturer. Wherever possible, more than one structure of the same design should be tested toenable an assessment to be made of the likely variability in performance. All structures should be tested in accordance with 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 of these standards if required.
11MS 544: PART 8: 2015
CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER – PART 8: DESIGN, FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION OF PREFABRICATED TIMBER ROOF TRUSSES USING TOOTHED NETAL PLATE CONNECTORS
This Malaysian Standard specifies requirements for the design, fabrication and installation of prefabricated timber roof trusses using toothed metal plate connectors. It is applicable to the design, fabrication and installation of prefabricated timber roof trusses within the following general limitations:

a) Maximum clear span 16 m;
b) Maximum recommended truss spacing of;
I. 1220 mm, for concrete tiles; and
II. 1830 mm, for metal sheet roofs.
c) Maximum design wind speed of 35.2 m/s.

Notes:
1. For span, spacing and wind speeds exceeding the above recommendations, special consideration needs to be made.
2. Additional limitations are also included in the relevant clauses of this standard.
3. AS1720.1 provides for the design of timber elements within the prefabricated timber roof trusses, which is not covered by this standard.
4. For roof pitch greater than 350 and/or trusses with pitched bottom chords, the supporting structure may need special consideration.
5. Roof bracing specified in this standard does not provide bracing requirements of the supporting structure.
6. Specifications in this standard are applicable for use in conjunction with non-trussed hip-end components.

This standard does not preclude the use of materials or methods of design, fabrication and installation other than those specified in this standard, provided it can be shown that these satisfy the performance requirements met by the materials and methods described herein. Documentation that is available at the approval stage and at the time of delivery is given in Annex A.
12MS 544: PART 9: SECTION 1: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 9 : FIRE RESISTANCE OF TIMBER STRUCTURE : SECTION 1 : METHOD OF CALCULATING FIRE RESISTANCE OF TIMBER MEMBERS
This Section of MS 544 : Part 9 gives recommendations for assessing the fire resistance of solid or glued laminated structural timber members and their joints as an alternative to testing in accordance with BS 476 : Part 20
13MS 544: PART 10: 2003CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 10: PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT OF STRUCTURAL TIMBER
This Malaysian Standard gives recommendations for preservative treatment of timbers to be used for structural purposes in Malaysia to protect them from degradation by wood-destroying organisms. It does not cover the remedial treatment of existing timber in old buildings. It does not deal with the protection of timber against fire, nor with preserving the appearance of timber against weathering or staining.
NOTE. All wood preservatives used in Malaysia have to be registered with Pesticides Board Malaysia under the Pesticides Act 1974.
14MS 544: PART 11: SECTION 1: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 11 : RECOMMENDED SPAN TABLES AND THEIR CALCULATIONS : SECTION 1 : DOMESTIC FLOOR JOISTS
This Section of MS 544: Part 11 recommends a calculation basis for the permissible clear span for simply supported domestic floor joists of solid timber. The recommendations apply to joists at a maximum spacing of 610 mm centre-to-centre, this being the maximum spacing of which the `load-sharing' assumption may be adopted as described in MS 544: Part 2. The method of calculation makes no allowance for any contribution of the flooring to the load resistance of the joists where such action can be provided by adequate attachments between the elements as in a stressed skin panel floor. Only uniform loading is considered whereas concentrated or line loads applied by partition, trimmers and other similar causes are excluded.
This Section of MS 544: Part 11 is applicable to the species, strength and grades of timber given in MS 544 : Part 2.
15MS 544: PART 11: SECTION 2: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 11 : RECOMMENDED SPAN TABLES AND THEIR CALCULATIONS : SECTION 2 : CEILING JOISTS
This Section of MS 544: Part 11 recommends a calculation basis for permissible clear span for ceiling joists with access at a maximum spacing of 610 mm centre-to-centre. It does not cater for the design of the ties of trussed rafters, whether prefabricated or otherwise.
The uniform and concentrated loads recommended in Uniform Building By-Law (UBBL): 1984 are considered.
This Section of MS 544: Part 11 is applicable to the species, strength groups and grades of timber given in MS 544: Part 2 for both single and continuous span ceiling joists as shown in Figure 1.
16MS 544: PART 11: SECTION 3: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 11 : RECOMMENDED SPAN TABLES AND THEIR CALCULATIONS : SECTION 3 : CEILING BINDERS
This Section of MS 544: Part 11 recommends a calculation basis for the permissible clear span of ceiling binders used in traditional pitched roof construction, i.e. not including trussed roofs. The method of calculation is for single span ceiling binders formed from solid timber and supported at each end by external or internal walls. The space above the ceiling binders is assumed to be accessible, thus both uniform loads and a single concentrated load are considered. A typical example of roof construction is given in Figure 1.
This Section of MS 544: Part 11 is applicable to the species, strength groups and grades of timber given in MS 544 : Part 2.
17MS 544: PART 11: SECTION 4: 2001CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER – PART 11: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CALCULATION BASIS FOR SPAN TABLES – SECTION 4: DOMESTIC RAFTERS
This section of MS 544-11 recommends a calculation basis for the permissible clear span for the roof rafter with a slope from 150 to 450. The recommendations apply to rafters at a maximum spacing of 1 200 mm centre-to-centre. The method of calculation makes no allowance for any contribution of other parts of the roof to the load resistance of the rafters although it is assumed that the tiling battens are capable of providing lateral load distribution and lateral support.

This section does not cover the design of rafters taking account of a structural contribution by sheet material supporting the roofing where such action can be provided by adequate design of its attachments as in a stressed skin panel roof. The uniform and concentrated loads of Uniform Building By-Laws 1984 are considered. This section also covers the overhang calculation. Typical examples of roof construction are given in Figures 1 and 2, and examples of rafters are given in Figure 3.

This section of MS 544-11 is applicable to the species, strength groups and grades of timber given in MS 544: Part 2: 2001.
18MS 544: PART 12: 2006CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STRUCTURAL USE OF TIMBER : PART 12 : LAMINATED VENEER LUMBER FOR STRUCTURAL APPLICATION
This Malaysian Standard applies to Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) products engineered for use in structural applications in which the primary loading is in either the edgewise or endwise direction [(Figures 1a) and 1b)] such as rafters, headers, beams, joists, studs and columns. Secondary gluing shall be permitted for edgewise bending application. Use of scaffold planks or secondary end-jointing is beyond the scope of this standard.
Structural Laminated Veneer Lumber (SLVL) to be used in this standard shall be manufactured in accordance with MS 544 and shall meet all requirements of the standard.
Structural Laminated Veneer Lumber is a product intended for use in dry service condition, Service class I or II, where the moisture content is not more than 20 %.
This Malaysian Standard specifies certain rules for the sampling and cutting of test pieces.
This standard does not cover the sampling and cutting of test pieces for the derivation of characteristic values for structural design. These tests are carried out on medium-sized test pieces.
19MS 758: 2001GLUED LAMINATED TIMBER – PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND MINUMUM PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS
This Malaysian standard specifies requirements for the components of glued laminated timber members and minimum requirements for the production of such members for structural use.
The standard is applicable to products with a maximum finished lamination thickness of not more than 40 mm.
20MS 1064: PART 1: 2001GUIDE TO MODULAR COORDINATION IN BUILDINGS : PART 1 : GENERAL PRINCIPLES (FIRST REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard specifies the aims of modular coordination and states the general principles and rules to be applied in determining the dimensions of buildings and the positioning and dimensioning of component, equipment and assemblies.
21MS 1064: PART 2: 2001GUIDE TO MODULAR COORDINATION IN BUILDINGS : PART 2: STOREY HEIGHTS AND ROOM HEIGHTS (FIRST REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard gives rules for determining the sizes of vertical modular dimensions in buildings. Accepting the fact that unless floor thickness is fully modular, storey height and room height cannot both be modular, this standard establishes the storey height as the generally preferred vertical modular dimension.
22MS 1064: PART 3: 2003GUIDE TO MODULAR COORDINATION IN BUILDINGS : PART 3: COORDINATING SIZES AND PREFERRED SIZES FOR STAIRS AND STAIR OPENINGS (FIRST REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard gives general principles for coordinating dimensions of stairs and stair openings in residential, commercial and office and institutional use, and which will fill coordinating spaces in dimensionally coordinated buildings.
23MS 1064: PART 4: 2001GUIDE TO MODULAR COORDINATION IN BUILDINGS : PART 4 : COORDINATING SIZES AND PREFERRED SIZES FOR DOORSETS (FIRST REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard generally specifies the coordinating sizes and preferred sizes for doorsets of all materials.
24MS 1064: PART 5: 2001GUIDE TO MODULAR COORDINATION IN BUILDINGS : PART 5 : COORDINATING SIZES AND PREFERRED SIZES FOR WINDOWSETS
This Malaysian Standard specifies coordinating sizes and preferred dimensions for windowsets (external and internal).
25MS 1064: PART 6: 2001GUIDE TO MODULAR COORDINATION IN BUILDINGS : PART 6 : COORDINATING SIZES AND PREFERRED SIZES FOR RIGID FLAT SHEETS (FIRST REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard specifies coordinating sizes and preferred sizes for rigid flat sheets used in buildings.
26MS 1064: PART 9: 2001GUIDE TO MODULAR COORDINATION IN BUILDINGS : PART 9 : COORDINATING SIZES AND PREFERRED SIZES FOR CABINETS
This Malaysian Standard specifies coordinating sizes and preferred sizes for cabinets used in buildings.
27MS 1553: 2002CODE OF PRACTICE ON WIND LOADING FOR BUILDING STRUCTURE
This Malaysian Standard sets out procedures for determining wind speeds and resulting wind actions to be used in the structural design for structures subjected to wind action other than those caused by tornadoes and typhoons. The standard covers structures within the following criteria:
a) building less than 200 m high;
b) structures with roof spans less than 100 m; and
c) Structures other than off-shore structures, bridges and transmission towers.
28MS 1563: 2002SPECIFICATION ON ADHESIVE FOR BONDING DECORATIVE THERMOSET LAMINATES (CONTACT ADHESIVES)
This Malaysian Standard applies to spray able adhesives and brush able adhesives (including those for application by scraper) intended for the bonding, on the contact bond principle, of decorative thermoset laminated sheets to materials such as timber, metal, and reconstituted boards.
Provision is made for one group of performance requirements which apply in all cases (mandatory tests) and also for a further series of optional performance requirements (optional tests), the application of which is to be determined by agreement between purchaser and vendor.
Although the standard is applicable primarily to adhesives for decorative laminates, the adhesives will also contact-bond a wide variety of other surfaces.

MS ON WOOD-BASED PANELS

NO.MS NO.MS TITLEABSTRACT
1MS 228: 1991
SPECIFICATION FOR PLYWOOD (FIRST REVISION)
1.1 This revised Malaysian Standard consists of 9 sections as follows:-

Section 1 : Scope
Section 2 : Glossary of terms
Section 3 : Specification for construction of panels and characteristics of plies including marking
Section 4 : Specification for moisture content
Section 5 : Specification for tolerances on the dimensions of plywood panels
Section 6 : Specification for acceptance levels for post-manufacture batch testing including sampling
Section 7 : Specification for limits of defects for classification of plywood by appearance
Section 8 : Specification for bond performance of veneer plywood
Section 9 : Specification for classification of resistance to fungal decay and wood borer attack

1.2 This revised Malaysian Standard specifies the requirements of plywood for general uses.

1.3 The construction of panels and characteristics of plies, including marking are also included.

1.4 It specifies the acceptance levels for moisture content and describes a method for determining the moisture content of plywood panels.

1.5 It specifies dimensional tolerances for whole flat plywood panels but excluding panels built up from smaller panels by the use of scarf, finger or other end joints. It describes the procedure for measuring the thickness, length, width and other dimensional characteristics of the panels. It is intended for procurement purposes and post-manufacture batch testing as measurements of the dimensions and tolerances of plywood panels will normally be carried out as part of a manufacturer’s quality control procedures.

1.6 The acceptance levels for the appraisal of plywood batches (lots) are specified. The procedure for checking conformity with MS 228 is also described.

1.7 The limits of defects for the classification by appearance of the surfaces of are specified.

1.8 This revised MS recognizes four types of plywood bond i.e. WBP (weather and boil proof), MR (moisture resistant), INT (interior), and CBR (cyclic boil resistant). It specifies requirements for bond performance of veneer plywood made with phenolic and aminoplastic resin adhesives. This type of resin adhesives should comply with MS 908:1984*. In the case of plywood bonds made with resins of other chemical types, compliance with the test requirements does not necessarily indicate equal performance and confirmation of type grouping by actual service trials is required.

1.9 The classification of plywood for resistance to fungal decay and certain forms of insect attack is also specified.
2MS 228: 2015
PLYWOOD – SPECIFICATION
(SECOND REVSION)
1.1 This Malaysian Standard specified requirements for plywood for general and structural use, in dry, tropical dry/humid and high humidity/exterior conditions. This standard includes requirements for the quality of veneer, glue bond, lay-up (construction), dimensions and tolerances, conformance verification (where applicable) and marking.
1.2 The values listed in this standard relate to product properties, but these are not characteristic values to be used in design calculations.
Note: Such characteristic values are given by the manufacturer, based on testing according to ISO 16572. Additional information on supplementary properties for certain applications is also given.
3MS 471: PART 1: 2001
GLOSSARY OF TERMS RELATING TO TIMBER AND WOOD-BASED PANEL PRODUCTS : PART 1: CHARACTERISTICS AND PROPERTIES OF TIMBER (FIRST REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard is intended to provide uniformity in the definitions of the terms used in the Malaysian timber industry. This part deals with characteristics and properties of timber, including the stage of primary conversion but excluding the various products and processes of secondary manufacture. Structure, properties and defects of wood, both in the raw and converted states are, however, included
4MS 471: PART 2:
2003
GLOSSARY OF TERMS RELATING TO TIMBER AND WOOD-BASED PANEL PRODUCTS: PART 2: WOOD-BASED PANEL PRODUCTS
This Malaysian Standard is intended to provide uniformity in the definitions of the terms used in the Malaysian timber industry. This standard deals with wood-based panel products
5MS 471: PART 3:
2003
GLOSSARY OF TERMS RELATING TO TIMBER AND WOOD-BASED PANEL PRODUCTS: PART 3: CARPENTRY, JOINERY AND FURNITURE
This Malaysian Standard is intended to provide uniformity in the definitions of the terms used in the Malaysian timber industry. This standard deals with carpentry, joinery and furniture.
6MS 934: 1986
SPECIFICATION FOR WOOD CEMENT BOARD
1.1 This Malaysia standard applies to wood cement board produced from wood fibres chemically treated and mixed with Portland cement complying with MS 522 compressed and cured in temperature controlled conditions.

1.2 Wood cement board complying with the requirements of this specification would generally be adopted as material for internal and external use as recommended by manufacturers.
7MS 1036: 2006
WOOD BASED PANELS – PARTICLEBOARDS – SPECIFICATION (FIRST REVISION)
This Malaysian Standard specifies the requirements which are common to all types of particleboards. The values listed in this standard relate to product properties for interior applications, but are not characteristic values, to be used for design calculations. This Malaysian Standard does not cover properties for fire retardancy, fungal and insect resistance.
8MS 1786: 2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – FIBREBOARD, PARTICLEBOARD AND ORIENTED STRAND BOARD – TERMINOLOGY (ISO 17064:2004, MOD)
This Malaysian Standard provides definitions and terminology applying to all types of fibreboard, particleboard and oriented strand board (OSB).
9MS 1787: PART 1:
2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 1: DETERMINATION OF DIMENSIONS OF PANELS (ISO 9426:2003, MOD)
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for measuring the thickness, width and length, as well as the squareness, edge straightness and flatness of wood-based panels. It applies to full-size flat panels.
10MS 1787: PART 2:
2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 2: SAMPLING AND CUTTING OF TEST PIECES (ISO 16999:2003, MOD)
This Malaysian Standard specifies certain rules for the sampling and cutting of test pieces.
This standard does not cover the sampling and cutting of test pieces for the derivation of characteristic values for structural design. These tests are carried out on medium-sized test pieces.
1MS 1787: PART 3:
2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 3: DETERMINATION OF DIMENSIONS OF TEST PIECES (ISO 9424:2003, MOD)
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for measuring the thickness, length and width of test pieces of wood-based panels
12MS 1787: PART 4:
2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 4: DETERMINATION OF MOISTURE CONTENT (ISO 16979:2003,MOD)
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for determining the moisture content of wood-based panels
13MS 1787: PART 5:
2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 5: DETERMINATION OF DENSITY (ISO 9427:2003, MOD)
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for determining the density of wood-based panels
14MS 1787: PART 6: 2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 6: DETERMINATION OF SWELLING IN THICKNESS AFTER IMMERSION IN WATER (ISO 16983:2003, MOD)
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method of determining the swelling in thickness of wood-based panels, after immersion in water.
15MS 1787: PART 7:
2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 7 : DETERMINATION OF DIMENSIONAL CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH CHANGES IN RELATIVE HUMIDITY (ISO 16985:2003, MOD)
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for the determination of dimensional changes in wood-based panels, due to variations in relative humidity.
16MS 1787: PART 8:
2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 8: DETERMINATION OF MOISTURE RESISTANCE UNDER CYCLIC TESTCONDITIONS (ISO 16987:2003, MOD)
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for determining the moisture resistance of wood-based panels under cyclic test conditions.
17MS 1787: PART 9: 2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 9: DETERMINATION OF SURFACE SOUNDNESS (ISO 16981:2003, MOD)
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for assessing the surface soundness of wood-based panels.
This standard excludes the testing of the grid-patterned face of hardboards
18MS 1787: PART 10: 2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 10: DETERMINATION OF MODULUS ELASTICITY IN BENDING AND OF BENDING STRENGTH (ISO 16978:2003, MOD)
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for determining the apparent modulus of elasticity and bending strength (modulus of rupture) of wood-based panels in flatwise bending.
19MS 1787: PART 11:
2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 11: DETERMINATION OF TENSILE STRENGTH PERPENDICULAR TO THE PLANE OF THE PANEL (ISO 16984:2003, MOD)
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for determining the resistance to tension perpendicular to the plane of the panel, also known as internal bond, of wood-based panels.
20MS 1787: PART 12:
2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 12: DETERMINATION OF WET BENDING STRENGTH
This Malaysian Standard specifies methods for determining the bending strength of wood-based panels after immersion in hot water. Method A is for water at 70 °C and Method B is for water boiling temperature (100 °C).
21MS 1787: PART 13:
2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 13: DETERMINATION OF SCREW HOLDING ABILITY
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for the determination of the resistance of wood-based panels of thickness 15 mm and greater, to axial withdrawal of screws
22MS 1787: PART 14:
2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 14: DETERMINATION OF FORMALDEHYDE CONTENT BY PERFORATOR METHOD
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for determining the extractable formaldehyde of non-laminated and uncoated wood-based panels.
23MS 1787: PART 15:
2005
WOOD-BASED PANELS – PART 15 : DETERMINATION OF FORMALDEHYDE EMISSION BY DESICCATOR METHOD
This Malaysian Standard specifies a method for determining the quantity of free formaldehyde emitted from wood-based panels.
24MS 1912:
2006
WOOD BASED PANELS – FIBREBOARD - SPECIFICATION
This Malaysian Standard provides a classification matrix and property requirements for three types of fibreboards. This standard covers the specification for the manufacture of fibreboard using the dry process which comprises Low Density Fibreboard (LDF), Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and High Density Fibreboard (HDF). The values listed in this standard related to product properties for interior applications, but are not characteristic values, to be used for design calculations. This standard does not cover properties for fire retardancy, fungal and insect resistance.