BASF has been awarded an innovation prize by the Kuratorium für Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik e. V. (KWF) (Curatorium for Forestry and Forest Technology) for its Complion™ forest protection system based on the use of insecticidal nets for wood. KWF and Munich International Trade Fairs presented the innovation medals at Interforst 2010, to recognize highly innovative forestry solutions.
Insecticidal net technology is a new approach to the protection of wood products in forestry and controls various insect species, such as bark beetles from the family Scolytidae, which breed in bark and wood. The nets are a further development of BASF’s Interceptor® LLIN Technology (long-lasting insecticide impregnated nets), which were developed with a slow-release insecticide to combat the …