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Big furniture company adopts DOST-FPRDI spray booth
April 13, 2016

Factory workers at Don Pin Corporation, the country’s leading manufacturer of interior fit-out office furniture, have recently been given the chance to work in a safer workplace.

The company installed in February 2016 a finishing spray booth designed by the DOST-FPRDI which aims to clear the factory of fumes and dust-especially in the sanding and spraying sections.

An effective way of clearing the finishing area of air pollutants is through the use of a spray booth, an enclosed or semi-enclosed area used for the spray painting of fabricated items.

DOST-FPRDI assists R&D on classical guitar
March 16, 2016

DOST-FPRDI recently lent support to an R&D project that aims to level up the quality of classical guitars made in the Philippines.

For. Robert A. Natividad and Engr. Josephine P. Carandang gave technical assistance to faculty members from the UP College of Music who are spearheading the project entitled “Gitara ni Juan: Development of Prototype Design and Standardization of the Guitar-making Process for Quality Classical Guitars Using Select Philippine Woods.”

According to Project Leader Nathan Manimtim, “Our goal is to come up with a standard procedure for Filipino guitar-makers in crafting quality and affordable classical guitars using Philippine woods.”

DOST-FPRDI helps rehabilitate wood treatment plant
March 15, 2016

Denik Wood Enterprise, one of the country’s largest wood treatment companies, recently received help from DOST-FPRDI in rehabilitating its plant in Matalam, North Cotabato.

According to For. Catalino Pabuayon, “Company owner Rennilo Ordinario asked our help because of problems he encountered while treating the raw material for his wooden pallets. The chemicals were not penetrating the wood completely and some parts of his vacuum treatment facility had broken down.”

Pallets are platform devices that hold one or more cargo packages in a group, allowing a load to be transferred and stored as a unit. Along with forklift trucks, pallets make it easier to ship and store all sorts of commodities around the world. The surge in the demand for local wooden pallets began with the onset of globalization in the 1990s.