Wood & Agrotechnology

"Net-wood" - Plywood of a new and convincing stability

“NET-Wood" is a sustainable composite material made of natural fiber fabric and wood veneers. In this process, the two types of material are laminated in an alternating sequence with the addition of modifiers or adhesives to form a composite material. Due to the composition of these materials combined with special pretreatment methods, significant changes in mechanical properties and dimensional stability are expected compared to conventional laminated wood products.

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Increasing the reactivity of Isocyanate resins with non-toxic ammonium salts

An improved process for the production of wood-based panels based on isocyanate binders / adhesives (PMDI) was developed at the University of Göttingen. The times and costs for production of wood-based materials (e.g. chipboard, fiberboards (MDF, HDF), OSB etc.) can be reduced without neccessity to change hardware in existing production lines or plants.

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Improved marker vaccine against classical swine fever

Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover developed a new marker vaccine for classical swine fever based on chimeric pestiviruses with improved DIVA (Differentiating Infected from Vaccinated Animals) properties. The used marker Erns is a chimeric sequence of two different and remotely related pestiviruses.

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Binder based on oil plant residues for the production of wood and composite materials

To produce wood-based composites urea-formaldehyde resin is the most widely used binder. However, UF resins are susceptible to hydrolysis and wood-based materials will thus emit formaldehyde. Scientists at the University of Göttingen, Germany developed an alternative formaldehyde-free binder based on oil plant residues (pomace).

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Production of three-dimensional moldings from popcorn using innovative molding technology

Scientists at the University of Göttingen developed a new process for the production of molded parts made of popcorn hydrophobised with polymer. This makes it possible to produce very light, flexible and water-repellent molded parts from renewable raw materials. Particularly suitable for packaging, furniture, automotive parts, sports articles etc.

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