To benefit the local furniture industry, FPRDI (Forest products Research and Development Institute) of the DOST (Department of Science and Technology) designed a low cost digital wood moisture meter.
This digital moisture meter is an improved version of the analog resistance that can measure wood moisture content (MC) within 6-30%. MC is displayed automatically and can be read without adjusting any selector switches.
Filipino furniture manufacturers are known for creating classics designs with a modern touch from natural elements such as stone, wood, shell and coconut. And with the hew moisture meter, that will measure the excessive moisture, it is expected that the local furniture and handicrafts industries will continue to globally competitive, ensuring the production of quality products which largely require materials with proper MC.