, meanwhile, clarified that Penarubia was not its employee but was only under a contract of service.
coined its improved bamboo materials as e-bamboo and said its engineered bamboo includes a wide range of composite products manufactured by binding together bamboo strips, slats, strands, particles, fibers or veneers with a suitable glue.
Bisana explains, FPRDI
initiated the project because it sees the huge potential of the countrys natural rubber industry.
, a constituent agency of the Department of Science and Technology.
The cooperative is FPRDI
's local partner in the project "Processing and Utilization of Senile and Unproductive Rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis) Trees for the Production of High-Value Furniture, Mouldings and Joineries."
The country's furniture, pulp and paper, and plywood industries have found a partner in their bid to make it in the world market: the FTL or FPRDI
Testing Laboratories of the Department of Science and Technology's Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI).
She availed of DOST's technical assistance and services in 2010 which enabled her to acquire appropriate equipment to adopt the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI
) technology for wood finishing and bending techniques, training for the adoption of the technology, and consultancy services under the Manufacturing Productivity Extension (MPEX) program and Cleaner Production Technology.
Cabangon of FPRDI
, engineered bamboos include a wide range of products made by binding together bamboo veneers, strands, fibers, strips or slabs, woven mats or flattened bamboo with a suitable glue to form a composite material to meet specific needs.
Rico Cabangon, chief of FPRDI
's Engineered Products and Development Section.