• IWSc: The Wood Technology Society Launch Conference

    The Wood Technology Society
    IWSc Executive Advisor Duncan King reports on the inaugural conference of IWSc: The Wood Technology Society (WTS) at IOM3.
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    Misunderstood wood in food packaging

    Wood Focus magazine
    A novel microbiological testing method could promote wood’s use as a food packaging material, according to a group of French researchers.
  • Radiation as a cure for adhesives?

    Wood Focus magazine
    Radiation could be used to cure adhesives in the manufacture of wood composite panels in a way that could reduce energy consumption and offer an alternative to formaldehyde-emitting adhesives.
  • Streamlining conductive film deposition

    Wood Focus magazine
    A simple electroless process for preparing nickel-phosphorus (Ni- P) film on wood veneers for electrical conductivity is being explored by Chinese researchers.
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    Forests are not weathering the storm

    Wood Focus magazine
    European forests are more susceptible to storm damage than ever before, according to research led by the British Forestry Commission. The Commission is exploring risk models that predict the probability, as well as the implications of thinning the forest and managing it in different ways.
  • Making a non-corrosive connection system

    Wood Focus magazine
    A non-metallic, non-glue, connection system for timber structures could find use in corrosive environments such as swimming pools and grit salt storage facilities, as well as the renovation or restoration of historic frames. It uses glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) dowels and densified veneer wood (DVW) flitch plates.
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    Adding gusto - wind energy forum

    Materials World magazine
    Wind energy professionals had the chance to vent their varying views at a recent conference in London, UK.
  • Construction industry must undergo huge change to meet the low carbon challenge

    The construction industry faces the largest change management programme since Victorian times if it is to meet the low carbon agenda, according to an industry report published recently.
  • Wine bottle corks (Image courtesy of Tecnalia)

    Composite stoppers for wine bottles

    Packaging Professional magazine
    Spanish research organisation Tecnalia is designing composite wine stoppers to combine the benefits of plastic and biomass elements including cork.
  • A mango, yesterday

    Fruitful endeavours in edible films

    Packaging Professional magazine
    A film composed entirely of mango puree could provide an alternative to synthetic materials and increase shelf-life of fresh-cut fruit, according to a team of Thai researchers.