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DOST-FPRDI trains PWDs and IPs on bamboo handicraft making
October 13, 2016

Forty persons with disabilities (PWDs) and two indigenous people attended a four-day training on bamboo handicraft production last 20-23 September 2016 at El Mango, Brgy. Concepcion, Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

PWD Trainees

DOST-FPRDI technologies get UM patents
October 03, 2016

The experimental wine barrels made from mangium wood.
The experimental wine barrels made from mangium wood.

The Utility Model (UM) applications of eight new technologies of DOST-FPRDI were recently approved by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Philippines.

“This means that the technologies, all related to making wine barrels from four wood species, can no longer be copied without the copier being punished by law,” says DOST-FPRDI’s Engr. Grecelda A. Eusebio.

Pallet-maker adopts DOST-FPRDI heat treatment system
September 30, 2016

The International Plant Protection Council (IPPC)  seal.
The International Plant Protection Council (IPPC) seal is stamped only on wooden packaging materials that have received proper heat or methyl bromide treatment to kill all harmful insects and disease-causing organisms. DOST-FPRDI’s low-cost heat treatment facility (LHTF) brings Suri Pallets, Inc. a step closer to making wooden pallets that conform to IPPC requirements. (photo by User: RhinoKitty)

A pallet-maker in Cabuyao, Laguna was able to save at least 100,00 board feet of lumber from sure decay, thanks to the help of DOST-FPRDI.