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DesignSingapore Council to support 7 projects as part of inaugural Good Design Research programme

28-07-2020
Singapore, Research, Design, Mass Engineered Timber

Produce Workshop Pte Ltd, one of the seven R&D projects selected, will study mass engineered timber (MET) as a construction material. Driven by the desire to advance current construction methods using renewable sources, PRODUCE endeavours to further reduce material used, shorten production lead time, and minimise manhours on-site with the …

Stora Enso using drones to detect spruce bark beetles damage in Finnish forests

15-06-2020
drone research, spruce bark beetle infestation, detection

Stora Enso's drone research used a drone and a multispectral camera to detect insect damages in Finnish forests. The image interpretation application was able to identify trees where spruce bark beetles nestled. The new forest health data can be used for example to plan forest management, timely silvicultural work and harvesting. The spruce bark …

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 …

Editor’s pickDIEFFENBACHER helps develop simulation platform for smart services

15-04-2020
SEAMLESS, Dieffenbacher, research project, after-sales, process optimisation, training, maintenance, conversions, modernisations

After-sales, including process optimisation, training, maintenance, conversions and modernisations, is becoming increasingly important for DIEFFENBACHER and others throughout the industry. To maximise after-sales potential, DIEFFENBACHER and nine other German companies and institutes have joined forces to launch a research project called SEAMLESS …

Tall kitchen cabinets may see fastest growth in demand by 2023

21-02-2020
kitchen cabinet, growth, demand, tall cabinet, wall cabinet, trends, 2023, Freedonia, research

According to a study from the Freedonia Group, homeowners desire for more cabinet storage, kitchen islands and counter-style seating and amenities such  as LED lighting and pull-out shelves will push the demand for kitchen cabinets to $17.3 billion by 2023 - a rise of 4.6 percent annually.  The study found that base cabinets accounted …

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