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Researchers from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a coating that prevents wood surfaces from catching fire.According to The Straits Times, the coating begins to foam up once it comes into contact with the fire, expanding to form a layer of insulation and protecting the wood underneath.About only...
Kastamonu, a manufacturer of laminate and medium-density fibreboard (MDF), has expanded its product range with a new collection of laminate floorings.The flagship Floorpan line is complemented by a new Nanoclick collection of the 33rd class of wear resistance. The design of Nanoclick focuses on the close relationship between nature...
According to Science X, researchers at Aalto University have developed a bio-based adhesive that can replace formaldehyde-containing adhesives in wood construction.The main raw material in the new adhesive is lignin, a structural component of wood and a by-product of the pulp industry that is usually burned after wood...
Henkel is slated to produce Loctite polyurethane (PUR) adhesives in Australia from H1 2023. The adhesives will be manufactured in Kilsyth, Victoria, Australia, to serve the engineered wood industry across Australia and New Zealand.With a growing environmental awareness surrounding construction and material use, engineered wood has become an increasingly...
Swiss Krono, a manufacturer of wood-based materials, has expanded its acoustically insulting wall and ceiling modules with the Magnumboard OSB.According to Swiss Krono, Magnumboard OSB is a solid timber product which can be used to create prefabricated construction modules characterised by good ecological footprints and optimal thermal insulation values....
SCM has launched Autostore, a new automatic warehouse for spare parts operational since January 2022, established in the province Fonderia, Italy, as part of renovation and upgrading work at the industrial plant in Rimini, Italy.According to SCM, the warehouse can handle 30,000 items in a structure covering 900m2 for a...
Dieffenbacher's EVORIS platform is a digital solution that aims to help manufacturers produce smarter and more sustainably.EVORIS uses artificial intelligence (AI) which optimises board quality while simultaneously lowering production costs, avoiding rejects and reducing the use of wood, glue and other expensive raw materials.Traditionally, a sample board is cut...
Stora Enso and Northvolt, an European supplier of sustainable battery cells and systems, have announced a partnership that aims to develop sustainable batteries using lignin-based hard carbon produced with renewable wood from the Nordic forests.It also aims to develop the world’s first industrialised battery featuring anode sourced entirely from...
The Altendorf Group has upgraded Hebrock's new F- and K-Series edgebanders, which are said to be faster, more productive and more efficient than before.According to Altendorf Group, the K-Series, inclusive of the K36 and K37 edgebanders, have undergone upgrades. The former 10-inch display has been replaced by a 15-inch...
Coohom's 3D Viewer & AR feature aims to optimise product presentation to achieve higher sales goals, and with its 3D visualisation capability, it has four different business solutions prepared for manufacturers and retailers in areas of furniture, kitchen and bath, office space, home appliance, finishing and accessories fields, and...