Dr. B.S. Mamatha


Designation: Scientist E
Division: PPPT Division
Phone (Office): +091-80-30534039
Email: seshagirimb(at)icfre(dot)org


Working as Scientist E in Plywood and panel products technology division at IWST-ICFRE


MSc (Chemistry)

PhD (Polymer science)

Research Activities

Characterisation of Adhesives

Development of Bio adhesives and bio composites

Environmentally friendly adhesives

Fire retardant composites

lignocellulosic panel products from wood and agro

Composites development using organic and inorganic adhesives

Research Expertise

Formaldehyde based adhesives and bio adhesives for lignocellulosic based panel products

Dyeing of veneers

Composites development using organic and inorganic adhesives

Risk assessment of Formaldehyde Emission of panel products and lowering the emission from panel products

Completed Research Projects

Project Leader

Study on the suitability of pith and wood dust for the manufacturing of particle composite and wooden core plugs – Funded by M/s Tamilnadu news print and paper limited (a government of Tamilnadu enterprise), Project cost: INR 1 million. (2021)

Optimization of process parameters for the manufacture of Cross laminated timber funded by IPIRTI, MoEF and CC Project cost INR 0.3 Million (2022)


Suitability of plantation grown timber species received from Tamil Nadu for manufacture of Particle Board. Funded by State forest research Institute, Tamilnadu Project cost INR 1.0 million (2022)

Evaluation of lignin for its suitability in the manufacture of Phenol Lignin Formaldehyde Resin/Adhesive for Boiling Water Resistance grade Plywood funded by M/s FORTUM INDIA Pvt Ltd project cost :INR 21 million (2023)

Current Research Projects:

Project Leader

Comparative study on Formaldehyde emission level in wood-based panels using different test methods. supported by IPIRTI, INR 0.3 million (2021-2023)

Investigating the performance of resins made using glyoxal supported by ICFRE INR 0.3 million (2021-2023)


Evaluation of suitability of currency briquettes replacement with wood particles for the manufacture of particle board Funded by Reserve Bank of India, Karnataka. Project cost INR 0.6million

Suitability of plantation grown timber species received from Tamil Nadu for manufacture of Particle Board. Funded by State forest research Institute, Tamilnadu Project cost INR 1.0 million


Research paper published

Sujatha,D S.K.Nath., Mamatha.B.S Recent Development on Adhesives for panel products(2007), Journal of Indian Academy of wood science New series, Vol 4 No.1 &2

Mamatha B S, Sujatha. D. S.K.Nath and C.N. Pandey.2011., Soya based resin for plywood manufacture” Springer journal of Indian academy of wood science and technology,(8) 112-115

B.S. Mamatha, D. Sujatha, D.N. Uday, A. Nandanwar.,2016 Effect of Addition of Phosphates on Thermal, Physical and Mechanical Properties of Phenolic and Amino Bonded Wood Composite., International Journal of Composite Materials and Matrices., (2) 8-14

Mamatha B S, Sujatha. D. and C.N. Pandey. 2015, Hygroscopicity and movement of medium density fibre board., Int. J. Adv. Res. Sci. Technol. Volume 4, Issue 2, pp. 285-288

Kiran M C, Mamatha B S, Anand N, Prakash V, Narashimamurthy.,2018 Acoustic and Thermal Behavior of Low Density Wheat Straw Particle Board., International Journal of Science and Research (7) :9

B.S. Mamatha, R.L. Jagadish , Kalawate Aparna, Nandanwar Anand., (2015) Durability and Performance of Particle Board made Using Nanoclay Reinforced resin .,Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Science 3(2) (155-159

Mamatha B. S and Jagadish R.L., 2013 Effect of nanoclay on water absorption and thickness swelling of wood based composite., Int. J. Adv. Res. Sci. Technol. Volume 2, Issue3, .160-164

Mamatha B S, Jagadish R L, Aparna Kalawate (2013) Investigation on the use of nanoclay against white rot fungi., Int. J. Fundamental Applied Sci. Vol. 2, No. 4 (2013) 69-71

Mamatha B.S., Anand Nandanwar, Sujatha D., Uday D.N., Kiran M.C. (2014) Particle board from bagasse for Acoustic Panel Int. J. Fund. Appl. Sci. Vol. 3, No. 3 42-44

Pradeep Kumar Kushwaha, Vipin Chawla, Anand Nandanwar , B. S. Mamtha , Narasimha Murhty.,(2021) Study on the effect of nanoparticles on fire resistance and smoke suppression properties of bamboo strand lumber , J Indian Acad Wood Sci 18(1):32–38

Mamatha.B.S, Sujatha D, Uday D.N (2019) Synthesis of PUMF resin for the manufacture of plywood., , Chemical Science Transactions .8(1),36-42

Uday D.N, Mamatha.B.S., Sujatha D, Prakash.V and Kiran M.C “Development of Medium Density Fibreboard from Plantation Grown Timber Species Casuarina” in the journal of Indian Forester, 147(6): 584-590, (2021)

D.N. Uday, D. Sujatha., B.S., Mamatha, Anand nandanwar (2008) Development of Bamboo Mat Moulded Skin Board for Hollow Core Doors”. Journal of Indian Academy of Wood Science vol .5, No. 2

Anand Nandanwar , M.C kiran., Mamatha B.S (2018) "Effect of density on rate of burning of wood used in frame of fire rated doors" was published in International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering Research, ISSN 2348-7607 Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp: (56-61)

Mamatha.B.S, Sujatha D, Uday D.N ., Properties of Light Weight Engineered Wood Composite Made Using Foaming chemicals” (2021)- International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, Vol. 8 Issue ISSN 2348 – 7968

D.N.Uday, Mamatha B.S., Face veneer from plantation timbers by multi laminar wood technique. Indian wood & Allied panels (2014), Volume 8., issue 3

B.S. Mamatha*, D. Sujatha, D.N. Uday, M.C Kiran., (2023) Properties of wheat straw fiber board made using pulverized and alkali treated straw., Indian forester, 149 (1) 70‐75

Proceedings/ seminar/ conference:

Uday D.N, Sujatha D, Mamatha B S, and B N Mohanty Bamboo science congress (2018) industrial processing of bamboo for roofing sheets

Uday. D N** Prakash V, Sujatha D, Mamatha B S & Mohanty B.N PLANTATION TIMBERS AND PANEL INDUSTRIES- Outlook and Concerns

Jagadish R.L., Mamatha.B.S (2015) Fungal Resistance of wood composite Made using Nanoclay Incorporated Melamine Urea formaldehyde , 4th international conference application and management in chemical sciences ,Tashkent , Uzebekistan

Prakash. V, Dr. B. N. Mohanty, Sujatha. D, Uday. D. N, Mamatha. B. S, Kiran. M. C Life Cycle Analysis(LCA) Study of Plywood – The Energy Efficient Green Panel

Sujatha D., Mamatha. B.S “Bio Adhesives for panel products- Environmental Impact” at the joint International symposium on wood composites & Veneer processing and products held at Seattle April 5 th 2011

Mamatha B.S, D. Sujatha., Inventiveness towards environmentally friendly solutions for lignocellulosic panel products., 23rd International Forestry and Environment Symposium, 5-7th November 2018 organized by Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardanepura, Srilanka

Mamatha.B.S., D.Sujatha D.N.Uday .,Fire retardant and mechanical properties of poplar particle board., (2012) proceedings of the international conference on future of panel industries, Challenges and key issues

Mamatha B.S, D. Sujatha., Resourceful utilisation of wheat straw into value added composites” 5-7th November 2018., 23rd International Forestry and Environment Symposium organized by Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardanepura, Srilanka

Development of bamboo mat skin door (2014) proceedings of “International Bamboo Conclave & Expo-2014’: 22-23, Bamboo Society of India, Bangalore and University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (Investigator)


Sujatha.D, Mamatha.B.S , Mohanty (2017) Synthetic resin adhesives for the manufacture of Panel products, IPIRTI Chapter Title

B.S. Mamatha*, D. Sujatha, S.K.Nath., D.N. Uday, A. Nandanwar (2017) Development of Fire Retardant Wood Composite Using Amino Resin ., Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd


Credit of being a part of 5 patents