a few institutions that are pursuing research in wood in general, forest
and its products and plywood. We have presented details and some information
that we have collected from them for the sake of this seminar.
one institute specifically engaged in plywood research. The Indian
Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute (IPIRTI) is
established in Bangalorein
institute, they research into all the physical and chemical aspects of
plywood and put forth their research conclusions, reports and recommendations.
According to this institute, plywood manufacturing does not face any uncertainty,
particularly on the environmental front.
also situated in Bangalore, is the Institute
of Wood Science & Technology. In this
institute, they research into all the aspects of wood in general. They
characteristically concentrate their research on the depletion of forest
produce, notably wood. They observe the magnitude of destruction of wood
and indicate procedures and methods of compensating the damage. The distinct
solutions they propose comprise of periodic plantation and tree improvement
programmes. According to them, though the depletion of forest wealth is
extremely serious, the destruction can be minimised by adopting the corrective
of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, set
up in Coimbatore,
in Tamilnadu State, concentrates
on research into the diverse specimens of trees, techniques of improving
their life span, aftereffects of physical and man made disturbances, developing
the quality of trees, finding out the compatibility of growing trees in
exotic ambience, etc. Hence, the findings and information base unveiled
by the scientists in this institution will be remarkably helpful to the
plywood industry, especially for the manufacturing units.