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Virtual vision changes reality
‘Mixed reality’ may be a new expression for some people, but it is entering the world of work with the promise of many benefits. WBPI looks at what Microsoft is doing with its latest technology to empower companies.
Sarah Wild reports on the next generation of modified wood – augmented, transparent wood
Lumin embarks on expansion project
South American plywood manufacturer Uruply SA (Lumin) is about to embark on a US$30m investment in an additional production line. Stephen Powney spoke to Lumin CEO Alvaro Molinari
Spruce bark’s biophenol future?
Studies on using Sitka spruce bark-based bio-phenolic compounds as a substitute for standard phenol formaldehyde resin have shown encouraging results but ready availability of petroleum-based products may limit their use for the foreseeable future
Green adhesives provide future potential
Pine bark tannins and cellulose nanofibres are being researched for use in adhesives to make wood-based panels. Arauco’s research and development division Bioforest has conducted test work which it shared at IPPS 2019 – highlights from the research paper are shared in this feature
Growing the seeds
Biochemicals business Evertree has made some big strides forward with its advance to the commercial stage of a wood-based binding intensifier for wood-based panels manufacture, reports Stephen Powney
Biocomposites centre plans new pilot plant home
At the International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS) in October 2019, BioComposites Centre director, Dr Rob Elias, announced an exciting plan to move the centre's pilot plant to a new home, a state-of-the-art multi-millionpound building. Here Dr Elias explains more details about the project
Garnica builds seventh factory
Leading European plywood manufacturer Garnica has commenced construction work on its seventh factory, in north-central France. Stephen Powney looks at the investment and recent developments at Garnica
Pfleiderer invests in polish production
Germany’s Pfl eiderer is continuing to invest in raising the output capability of its production facility in Grajewo, our Poland correspondent, Jaroslaw Adamowski, reports
ACS designs customised cyclone systems to serve specific client needs