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Wood modification, the novel base, providing materials with superior qualities without toxic residue

Objective

Wood modification will provide the world with a completely novel base material with many of the superior properties of both wood and plastics but without any toxic residue. Sustainable, fast growing European wood and fibres are the raw materials for the processes. High quality wood will be a valuable replacement for tropical hardwood, lower grades are turned into durable timber and wood-based products. Modification will double or triple the service lifetime of valuable timber construction and consequently reduce the use of raw material by 50% to 70% as well as the need for maintenance by painting. Several European initiatives at various stages of development predict an enormous market potential. Cross fertilisation of all partners in the whole value-chain will lead to a tremendous step forward in this technology. Self-sufficiency of the EU in high quality base material production will be achieved.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

STICHTING HOUT RESEARCH
Address
Wildekamp 1 C
6704 AT Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (28)

ACETYLEER KENNIS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Stadhouderslaan 2
1405 GB Bussum
ANGLO-PORTUGUESA DE PRODUCTOS QUIMICOS LDA.
Portugal
Address
Rua Latina Coehlo 6
1050 Lisboa
ARCH TIMBER PROTECTION
United Kingdom
Address
Wheldon Road
WF10 2JT Castleford
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Bucknalls Lane, Garston
Watford
CENTRE TECHNIQUE DU BOIS ET DE L'AMEUBLEMENT
France
Address
Allée De Boutaut
33028 Bordeaux
DR. WOLMAN GMBH
Germany
Address
31-33,Dr.-wolman-straße 31-33
76547 Sinzheim
FEDERAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR FORESTRY AND FOREST PRODUCTS
Germany
Address
Leuschnerstrasse 91
21031 Hamburg
FORECO DALFSEN BV
Netherlands
Address
Dalmsholterweg 5
Dalfsen
GENT UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GOETTINGEN
Germany
Address
Büsgenweg 4
37077 Göttingen
HAMBERGER INDUSTRIEWERKE GMBH
Germany
Address
Rohrdorferstrasse 133
83071 Stephanskirchen
IKIPUU OY
Finland
Address
Kaivoksentie 22
82 200 Hammaslahti
INSTITUTE OF NATURAL FIBERS
Poland
Address
Ui Wojska Polskiego 71 B
60 630 Poznan
LAPEYRE
France
Address
Rue A. Karman, 2/4
93303 Aubervilliers
LATVIA ASSOCIATION OF WOOD PROCESSING ENTREPRENEURS AND EXPORTERS
Latvia
Address
Brivibas Iala, 91
1001 Riga
LATVIA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE
Latvia
Address
Liela Iela 2
3001 Selgava
LIGNOCELL HOLZ-BIOTECHNOLOGIE GESELLSCHFT M.B.H
Austria
Address
Neuwaldeggerstrasse 16/3/7
1170 Wien
NEW OPTION WOOD SA
France
Address
158 Cours Fauriel
42023 Saint-etienne
PALFAB LTD.
Ireland
Address
Railway View
65 Macroom, County Cork
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Kemistintie 3
02044 Espoo
THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Denmark
Address
Agrovej 10
2630 Taastrup
TRAETEK - SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR WOOD TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
Sweden
Address
2,Drottning Kristinas Vaeg 67
114 86 Stockholm
UNION CHIMIQUE BELGE SA
Belgium
Address
33,Anderlechtstraat 33
1620 Drogenbos
UNIVERSITY OF BRASOV
Romania
Address
Colina Universitatii, 1
2200 Brasov
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
Address
National Technological Park
61 Limerick
UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Address
Rozna Dolina Cesta Viii/34
1000 Ljubljana
UNIVERSITY OF WALES - BANGOR
United Kingdom
Address
Deiniol Road
LL57 2UW Bangor (Gwynedd)
WOOD FOCUS LTD
Finland
Address
Snellmaninkatu, 13
00171 Helsinki