S&T turns ordinary 'bayong' into export-quality bag Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
In Photo: Reynaldo J. Macandang shows a curious mall-goer the export-quality bags made of natural fibers, like abaca and pandan, during an exhibit at the Abreeza-Ayala Malls in Davao City recently.
From their humble beginnings as makers of durable bayong or basket that is traditionally used to the market, Davao Oriental's bag weavers are now earning prestige and recognition as producers of export-quality bags and novelty items sold to the United States, Japan, Canada, Europe and Dubai.
"We are now exporting our products," said Reynaldo J. Macandang, president of the Davao Oriental Bag Weavers Association (Dobwa).
The group, which has 500 members, makes use of environment-friendly materialsfrom the most common plant fiber, like the Manila hemp or abaca, to the most unique an...read full story
DOST Technologies: Water Retort Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017
The Water Retort is one of the food processing equipment designed and fabricated to substitute imported equipment. Its use can help improve the performance and productivity of the country's micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) engaged in food processing.
The Water Retort is:
Manually-operated A batch-type, non-agitating pressure cooking vessel used to thermally process food packed in sealed containers such as metal can, glass bottles, retortable pouches/plastics. Modular. Its set-up allows easy transport to where it may serve its purpose.
Features of the Water Retort:
A high-pressure LPG burner underneath the vessel heats water, thereby using a mixture of water and steam as heating medium for thermal processing. It is capable of withstandi...read full story