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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.

Abaca fiber researchers train in Germany
August 17, 2016

Dr. Erlinda L. Mari and Ms. Adela S. Torres were in Clausthal, Germany last 13 – 17 June 2016 to train on the operation of laboratory equipment recently acquired by the Institute - an image analysis sensor and a nanoparticle size analyzer.

“These equipment are critical as we seek to tap the innate properties of abaca fiber to make high-end products with the help of nanotechnology and improved pulp and papermaking processes,” say Dr. Mari and Ms. Torres.