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Progress in Traditional Adhesives

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Manfred Dunky


Manfred Dunky studied Polymer Engineering and Science at the University in Leoben, Austria, and got his PhD 1980 on “Chemical-physical characterization of UF resins for the particleboard industry”. 

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Luisa Hora de Carvalho

Professor of Wood Science and Engineering

Polytechnic Institute of Viseu Portugal

Impact of Urea-Formaldehyde Synthesis Parameters on Resin and Particleboard Properties

Luisa Hora de Carvalho is graduated in Chemical Engineering. She obtained an MSc in Wood Science from the Université Henri Poincaré Nancy I (currently Université de Lorraine) and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from FEUP. She is currently a coordinator professor at ESTGV(IPV-Polytechnic Institute of Viseu) where she teaches in the course of Licenciatura in Furniture Technology and Design and is the President of the Wood Engineering Department Council.

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Dr. Byung-Dae Park

Professor, IAWS Fellow
Department of Wood and Paper Science
Kyungpook National University
Daegu, Republic of Korea

An Old Adhesive, but New Story on Urea-Formaldehyde Resins in Wood Bonding

Research Areas:

  • Formaldehyde-Based Wood Adhesives

  • Wood-Based Bio-Composites

  • Nanocellulose-Based Nanocomposites

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Dr. Tunga Salthammer

Deputy Director, Head of the Department “Material Analysis and Indoor Chemistry”, Adjunct Professor at TU Braunschweig, Germany and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

The Impact of Aldehydes and Organic Acids on Indoor Air Quality

Tunga Salthammer earned a Doctor of Natural Science degree in Physical Chemistry from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. He joined the Fraunhofer WKI in 1990, from 1996 until 2021 he was head of the Department of Material Analysis and Indoor Chemistry.

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Paschalis Tsirogiannis

Chemical Engineer


High Performance Formaldehyde-based Adhesives: How was the progress achieved?

For almost fifteen years now, he has been working at CHIMAR HELLAS S.A., currently holding the position of Senior Technical Representative. CHIMAR HELLAS S.A. is an industrial R&D company based in Thessaloniki, Greece, which provides technology for the production of adhesive resins and their additives, as well as technology for their application in the wood-based panel industry.

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