Bayer Material Science & Glulam
The growing market of heavy timber buildings and the application of engineered wood products in China has attracted attention from Bayer Material Science, a sub-division of Bayer which produces adhesive for engineered wood products such as glulam. Bayer Material Science China has just setup a sales department to promote their adhesive product for glulam to meet the growing demand for locally made glulam products. During a China Adhesive and Sealant Trade Show from Sept 25-27 at Shanghai International EXPO Centre, Bayer demonstrated engineered wood sample products lent from Canada Wood and with the help from us to use images and graphics to showcase engineered wood product applications in wood construction.
Many big builders such as Crown Homes, Allsight and Bestwood have established their own manufacturing facilities to produce customized glulam products, and the use of glulam is considered to be a key potential market for the development of modern wood construction in China. The national heavy timber structure design code（GB/T 50708-2012）was published in August 2012. Further on, the Canada Wood tech team is currently working on the development of a Glulam Design Guide, which is a companion book to the national design code to introduce the Canadian glu-lam product design and how to use Canadian dimensional lumber materials to manufacture glulam in China.