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CAS Wood-Based Panels – Module 2, Adhesives and Emissions


This programme is part of the CAS Wood-Based Panels. It consists of an intensive training course in Switzerland and an e-learning course which is supposed to give a short overview on the topics and to provide some foreknowledge for the participants that are not intensively working in specific fields of study. The e-learning course starts in December 2017, followed up from the intensive training week that takes place in Biel, in January 2018. 

The programme provides an overview of the relationships between wood raw materials, adhesives, manufacturing procedures and properties of wood-based panels. It focuses closely on the issue of formaldehyde and VOC emissions from wood-based materials as well as on the interaction between adhesives and emissions. Its aim is to provide the participants with expert knowledge on the relationship between adhesive formulation, production parameters and resulting material emissions. Interesting new technologies aiming at reducing or replacing formaldehyde will be also discussed. During the training week in Biel the participants will have regular experience exchange and discussion with experts in the field of adhesive and emission. They also visit companies that are closely related to the topic. The course is an extraordinary networking possibility as the hosted guests are related to the production of wood-based panels from all around the world.

This module is part of the programme  CAS Wood Based Panels, but can also be attended separately.

Target Audience:

The training programme is geared to the needs of professionals from the wood panels industry and related sectors such as executive staff, wood and material technologists, research staff.

Head of Course:

Dr. Frédéric Pichelin, Professor of adhesive technology
Bern University of Applied Sciences Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering, Biel


Mandatory e-learning course 15 December 2017
Intensive course in Biel 29 January - 2 February 2018


CHF 2'700.–


Bern University of Applied Sciences Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering, Solothurnstrasse 102, CH-2504 Biel




Center for Continuing Education, Phone: +41 32 344 02 09, e-mail: wb.ahb(at)bfh.ch

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