Author: Karen Y. Dañez, Provincial Director, PSTC-Tarlac

With the steep competition in furniture and handicrafts manufacturing, one must innovate to add spark to ordinary products. Resin lamination is a great technique to give an edgier  look and beauty to these conventional products. Thus, the DOST Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), in partnership with DOST PSTC Tarlac, LGU Gerona and DTI – Tarlac, conducted a 2-day in-person training on resin lamination for members of the Caturay Lantern and Handicrafts Association.

Participants were trained on the fundamentals of resin lamination, its  uses and preparation techniques. Innovative and beautiful resin-based pieces were produced like hexagonal wall clock, bamboo drink coasters, riverbed display frame, vases,  night lamp and different designs of key chains. Each piece was uniquely different from each other due to distinct accents put on every product. “One advantage of resin lamination is that it makes each product unique since the accents cannot be exactly duplicated nor mass produced,” explained by For. Aralyn Quintos of FPRDI. Safety during preparation and handling was also discussed and emphasized to ensure healthy working environment.

“Ang resin lamination training ay malaking tulong po para sa product development namin at the same time magkakaroon na rin kami ng alternatibong produkto na pwede namin ibenta kahit hindi panahon ng parol. Maraming salamat po”, Mr. Modesto Garcia, Jr., CLHA President said.


Resin laminated products produced during the training


Participants doing actual resin lamination with the use of molders