The Chemistry laboratory at WSTC is equipped to evaluate some of the chemical characteristics of wood, wood adhesives and finishes, and resin synthesis and characterization. Chemical and enzymatic treatments to enhance the physical and mechanical properties of non-wood natural fibers are also conducted at WSTC laboratory.
The laboratory is also engaged in routine water analyses such as pH, conductivity/TDS/hardness/alkalinity and chloride determination. Some of the available pieces of equipment are as follows:
- Brookfield viscometer
- Differential Scanning Calorimeter
- Benchtop and handheld pH meters
- Conductivity/TDS/Salinity/Temperature meter
WSTC also partners with the faculty and other departments in the university for further characterization of wood, non-wood natural fibers, polymer and biofuels.