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FPRDI Conducts E-Bamboo Production Training for LGU-Llanera, Nueva Ecija
April 28, 2016

The Department of Science and Technology - Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) conducted a three-day training on engineered bamboo (e-bamboo) production last 22-24 February 2016 at the Llanera Manpower Training Center (LMTC), Brgy. Mabini, Llanera, Nueva Ecija.

Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) regional and provincial offices and the local government unit (LGU) of Llanera, Nueva Ecija and assisted by the Pamayanang Nagkakaisa Producers Cooperative (PAMANA), the training taught 21 LGU members and 2 PAMANA cooperative members the proper way of processing bamboo slats into engineered bamboo.

FPRDI's Engineered Products and Development Section’s Dr. Rico J. Cabangon, lectured on engineered bamboo production and utilization. Together with Mr. Nathaniel A. Ramos, he demonstrated the step-by-step process of bamboo slats preparation to gluing them into bamboo planks.

Korean company adopts DOST-FPRDI light oil-fired dryer
April 13, 2016

A Korean company about to go into exporting cuttlefish bone has found an ally in DOST-FPRDI.

The Cavite-based RTV 586 Trading Inc. is set to use a DOST-FPRDI light oil-fired dryer to dry cuttlefish bone, a dietary supplement for pet birds.

A close relative of squids and octopuses, the cuttlefish is a marine animal that possesses a unique internal shell (or bone) that is rich in calcium, making it an ideal part of pet birds’ diet.

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.