imported tree species through preservation. Treatment of refractory timber. VAC-FRI treatment for
green bamboo. Low cost bamboo
- Product performance
evaluation and quality control through strength test data.
and evaluation of timber quality by ultrasound, microwaves test methods
for assessment of health of wooden structures.
- Economic conversion of
logs and sawing models.
- Fumed Furniture
products, Ammonia fumigation for different shaded of colour in wood.
- Finger jointing of small sections of wood with different
- Testing and quality (strength) estimation of timber by conventional and vibration test
methods to study defects on logs
and converted timbers .Development of model
for wood quality assessment by FTNIR
- Alternate species for cooling tower industry. Alternate
environ-friendly preservative for cooling tower application.
laminated finger jointed short beams.
amount of coating material required for moisture water retardance.
in different fields
- Preservation of woods ; CCA-Copper
Chrome Arsenate (1933) ; CCB Copper Chrome Arsenate (1944); ACC- Acid copper chrome (1944); CRCNSL- Coppersised Cashew nut
shell liquid (1961); BCCA-
Borated CCA (1992); ACA-
Ammonical Copper Arsenate (1993) ;
ACZB- Ammonical Copper Zinc Borate (2000); Copper Lignin Complex A& B (2004) and ZiBOC (2008).
- Wood Seasoning: The FRI solar heated kiln. Solar drying of veneers and minor
forest produce . Seasoning of round bamboo. Sawing and seasoning of
eucalyptus. SDR procedure for seasoning of poplar.
- Wood composite : Particle board , fiberboard
, Adhesives , filler and extender, Laminated veneer lumber (LVL),Bamboo mat board (ply).Structural
wood from bamboo and lops and tops of eucalyptus, poplar an lantana.
- Bamboo research: Modified boucherie
process for the treatment of green bamboo and green wood pole Sap displacement method/Wick method ; ACA treatment for refractory
2000: Wood plasticization for making artistic
2001: An Eco-friendly wood preservation
2004: New Technology VAC-FRI for treatment of
2004: Lignin Copper Complex A&B.
2008: New eco-friendly, economical
and non-hazardous wood preservative ZiBOC – comparable to CCA.
and Classification of Timber.
and bamboo Preservation.
tailor made courses like cooling tower timber, pallets and packing cases,
railway sleepers, bamboo utilization
and handicraft etc.
Some of Current and Past Projects
of Timber for Cooling Tower. Sponsored by National Thermal power Corporation.
evaluate seasoning, preservation, strength properties, composite wood, wood
working-finishing properties and engineered wood use of Radiata Pine of New Zealand
utilization of Parthenium – Development of composite. (DBT Funded).
of new eco-friendly wood preservatives from neem leaves and seeds.(DST Women
of Sisal fiber for development of composites and handmade paper. (DST Women
gap study and possible remedial measures for select wooden sports goods,
Jallandhur (NIT, Jallandhur – TIFAC funded)
of improved chemical formulation and equipment for efficient treatment of
bamboo (Bamboo Mission).
durability improvements through thermal treatments ( UCOST)
improvement of wood and bamboo through Neem extractives : ( UCOST)
Consultancies: In recent past
· Cooling towers
· Wooden sports goods Industry
· Traditional solar kiln
· Advisory consultancy
: : Masters in Wood Science and
Doctorate in Wood Science andTechnology.
§ Technical consultancy on different aspects
of seasoning of wood and other minor forest produce. Installation of seasoning
kilns on turn-key basis.
§ Commercial seasoning of timbers for general
§ Consultancies and testing of panel and
panel products, wood adhesives
§ Testing of wood preservative and treated
§ Testing of fire retardant treated wood
§ Field trials of treated and untreated wood
§ Preservative treatment of wood and Bamboo
§ Testing of New preservative formulations
§ Testing and evaluation of physical and
mechanical properties of wood
§ Performance test for doors, plywoods ,
blockboards, particleboards, flush door, packing cases
§ Dissemination of strength data of different
§ Consultancy services on cooling tower
timber/ pallets/timber grading for railway sleepers etc.
Research Facilities Available :