UTM-Terreal to collaborate in testing roofing products

JOHOR BAHRU, 22 January 2018 – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to allow academic and industrial collaboration was signed between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Terreal Malaysia Sdn. Bhd (Terreal).
Terreal, a well-known builders for roofing products originated from France will collaborate with UTM in testing its products in the Aeronautical Laboratory.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail said that UTM Aeronautical Laboratory is equipped with a high-tech subsonic wind tunnel which meets aerodynamic testing requirements.
“Clay and mineral-based roof tile produced by Terreal will be tested in the UTM wind tunnel to study the effects of strong wind towards the building roof in accordance with standards applicable in America, Europe, Australia and most other countries.
This is intended to analyse the strength of such roof fixings under wind pressure load,” said Prof. Ahmad Fauzi.
He was saying that after the MoU signing ceremony between UTM and Terreal which held at Dewan Sultan Iskandar, Johor Bahru campus. Also attending was Industrial Manager Terreal Malaysia, Franc Molto.
The cooperation between UTM and Terreal has been established over the past two years and more future collaboration plans will be discussed by both sides.
“This MoU will embark UTM industrial collaboration with Terreal and to further strengthen the cooperation besides supporting its industrial training programmes and consultations,” said Prof. Fauzi.
The document was signed by Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail on behalf of UTM while representing Terreal was its Industrial Manager, Mr. Franc Molto.