Despite the growing interest in indoor quality, little research has been done on VOC emissions and air pollution caused by industrial practices. The use of automated finishing lines can increase production efficiency and reduce the amount of pollution. By Wlodzimierz Prqdzynski, Poznan University of Life Sciences


Sawmilling small diameter logs results in lower yield compared to sawing large diameter logs. However, a trapeze edging method has shown promised in terms of increasing volume yield as long as the boards can be properly taken care of in a cross-laminated timber production process. By Magnus Fredirksson, Peter Bomark, Olof Broman and Anders Gronlund, Lulea University 


The current universal work safety and health standards pertaining to wood dust in factories lack the localisation required. As a study has shown, there is a urgent need to re-evaluate the current guidelines and practices. By Jegatheswaran Ratnasingam, Lim Tau Wai and Geetha Ramasamy, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Florin Ioras, Buckinghamshire New University, and Ishak Tadin, Centre for Occupational Safety and Health Singapore

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