September 21, 2023Read more
The scientific article “Adhesive- and Metal-Free Assembly Techniques for Prefabricated Multi-Layer Engineered Wood Products: A Review on Wooden Connectors”, is the Forests Editor’s Choice Article in 2022 Series.
The article was published in Forests and written by Lei Han, Dr. Andreja Kutnar, and Dr. Jakub Sandak, InnoRenew CoE researchers, together with and Dr. Iztok Šušteršič and Dr. Dick Sandberg from Luleå University of Technology.
In the article authors of this review paper focused on emerging adhesive- and metal-free assembling techniques as alternative ways of making prefabricated engineered wood products. Engineered wood products are being increasingly used as construction materials, however they are currently being made using synthetic adhesives or metal fasteners, which lead to poor recyclability and reusability.