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Ready or not for Bio-based
06 March, 2020
Dr Morwenna Spear of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor asks - are we finally ready for bio-based resins?
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Virtual vision changes reality 06 March, 2020 ‘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.
Clear Vision 06 March, 2020 Sarah Wild reports on the next generation of modified wood – augmented, transparent wood
Lumin embarks on expansion project 06 March, 2020 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? 06 March, 2020 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 06 March, 2020 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 06 March, 2020 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 06 March, 2020 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 06 March, 2020 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
Russia sets new panels Consumption record in 2019 06 March, 2020 Wood-based panels consumption has been growing in Russia. WBPI correspondent Eugene Gerden looks at the industry’s recent performance
Pfleiderer invests in polish production 06 March, 2020 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
Modified wood In panels – Where next? 31 January, 2020 Dr Morwenna Spear of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor looks at the potential for panel products made from modified wood fibre
Hurricane force 31 January, 2020 ACS designs customised cyclone systems to serve specific client needs