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Researchers at Philippines’ Forest Products Research and Development Institute explores thermally modified wood

28-05-2020
Forest Products Research and Development Institute, Department of Science and Technology, DoST-FPRDI, The Philippines, thermal modification, wood

Los Baños-based Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST-FPRDI) are currently looking into a process called thermal modification or TM as a more environment-friendly way of protecting wood and bamboo from insect pests and fungi, reported the Manila Times. “Thermal …

Jartek launches new electro feeder

28-05-2020
jartek, Finland, sawmilling technology, electro feeder

Finnish sawmilling technology company Jartek's product development team has finished testing a new type of feeder capable of significantly higher speeds than conventional feeders. The technology is based on servo motors to ensure extreme accuracy and custom steel holders that allow high speeds even for larger dimensions. The electro feeder was …

Editor’s pickFPInnovations releases latest edition of CLT Handbook

02-03-2020
CLT, FPInnovation, CLT handbook, new edition, technology, mass-timber-building global movement, knowledge transfer, designer, construction

FPInnovations, a non-profit specialising in creating solutions that support the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector, and its government and industry partners, recently launched the all-new 2019 2nd edition of the building-construction game-changing, “Canadian CLT Handbook.” Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is …

New method of preserving lumber could replace pressure treating in the future

24-02-2020
new process, preserving lumber, atomic layer deposition, water resistant, fungal resistant, titanium oxide, innovation, new technology pressure treatment

Pressure treating -- which involves putting lumber inside a pressurised watertight tank and forcing chemicals into the boards -- has been used for more than a century to help stave off the fungus that causes wood rot in wet environments. Now researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new method that could one day replace …

Editor’s pickHOMAG at XYLEXPO 2020: Production in the digital age

24-02-2020
HOMAG, Xylexpo 2020, digital production, technology, edgebanding, sorting, panel processing, surface finishing, life cycle services, sanding, saw, CNC

  HOMAG will once again be showcasing its extensive range of products and services to customers at the XYLEXPO trade fair (Hall 3 // booth G01). The booth's main theme will be the organisation of woodworking shops in the digital age, with a focus on practical solutions that make everyday work easier for carpenters and joiners and increase …

Architectural Association launches experimental Wood Lab

07-02-2020
Architectural Association School of Architecture, UK, London, launch, Wood Lab, research, development, building strategies, technology, innovation, sustainable

As the architectectural world finds growing interest in timber construction, firms see a wave of innovations in testing and better understanding timber’s limits and possibilities in being used to build taller and better structures. The Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London is building on the momentum with the …

Freres Lumber Installs First Horizontal Plywood Press from Taihei in the United States

04-02-2020
Freres Lumber, first, horizontal plywood press, United States, Taihei, innovation, latest investment, technology, plywood, long-length panels

Freres Lumber is the first U.S. company to install and operate the Taihei Horizontal Press Model P25-AB, a horizontal hot press for laminating plywood after the gluing and prepressing processes. In keeping with its history as a leader in early adoption and innovation, Freres is already reaping the numerous benefits the horizontal press offers over …

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