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Nanoglaze for rainy days

Wood Focus magazine
Nanoscale additives have been applied to improve the weather-protection and anti-fungal action of 2-in-1 water-based glazing systems used in outdoor wood applications.

Scottish roots - Wood Product Innovation Gateway

Wood Focus magazine
A Wood Product Innovation Gateway to spur the UK’s home-grown timber market is gaining footing at Napier University in Edinburgh, UK.
The structured model of a mineral with the dispersed pollutant molecule. Image courtesy of Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research.

Formaldehyde busting minerals

Wood Focus magazine
Formaldehyde emissions from particleboard can be reduced using modified minerals called zeolites, say researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research in Braunschweig, Germany.
Man standing by large rock in forest

Forests can foil rockfalls

Wood Focus magazine
Researchers at Cemagref, France, have been exploring ways to ‘design’ forests to act as natural barriers to falling rocks.

A model approach to water catchment

Wood Focus magazine
Modelling tools that improve understanding of how forest plantations affect streamflow in local catchments have been developed by Australia's CSIRO.