Welding of wood, a new challenge for the wood industry

Properzi, Milena; Wieland, Stephanie; Pichelin, Frédéric; Gfeller, B. (2004). Welding of wood, a new challenge for the wood industry Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advanced Timber and Timber-Composite Elements for Buildings - Design, Construction, Manufacturing and Fire Safety, pp. 151-157. San Michele all’Andige: CNR-Ivalsa

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In the years 2001/04 the HSB, R+D department has been investigating possible alternatives to traditional gluing processes. The objective of the project was the development of an innovative gluing and assembling process that would be applicable both economically and qualitatively in an industrial production. This research work, led to the discovery that Linear Vibration Welding Technology (LVWT), a technique widely used in the plastic and car industry, can also be used to induce the thermal activation of duroplastic adhesives and thus to manufacture high-quality wood joints. According to the positive outcomes of this study, the innovation was patented and the first contacts with potential customers were taken. Thanks to good expectations of successful business, the HSB research Team, sustained by the industrial partner1 decided to promote the breakthrough of the new process into the wood industry.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering > Institute for Materials and Wood Technology
BFH Centres and strategic thematic fields > BFH Centre for Wood - Resource and Material


Properzi, Milena;
Wieland, Stephanie;
Pichelin, Frédéric0000-0003-3856-6707 and
Gfeller, B.


Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)








Sally Haddad

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13 May 2020 11:02

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23 Sep 2021 02:17





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