Technology for Wood and Natural Fiber-Based Materials

Profile

Composite materials made from wood and other lignocellulose-containing materials have a unique character: They are environmentally-friendly and extremely functional. In the ”Technology for Wood and Natural Fiber-Based Materials” department, we address the development of composite materials, the recycling of waste wood and biocomposites (WPC) as well as image-processing procedures for process and quality control. The spectrum of our material developments encompasses classical wood-based materials (particle, fiber and insulation boards, OSB, plywood, LVL) through hybrid materials and on to biocomposites, 3D molded parts and composite materials.

We would be pleased to assist you in the customized development of your materials.

Research Focuses

 

Wood-based materials

We develop environmentally-friendly and resource-saving composite materials from wood, other lignocellulosic raw materials and secondary raw materials such as waste wood and production residues.

 

WPC

We research the manufacture, coating and bonding of Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC), in particular based on renewable resources. In addition, we are opening up new applications and marketing opportunities.

 

New (hybrid) materials

We develop future-oriented materials on the basis of renewable raw materials. They combine the positive properties of different materials.

 

Formaldehyde-free bonding

We optimize traditional binders and test new binders and bonding methods for veneer and two stages produced fiber materials.

 

Recycling of waste wood and WPC

We develop new sorting procedures and forms of usage for the efficient utilization of waste wood and old WPC.

 

Measurement technology

We develop and implement measurement methods for process and quality control within the wood-processing industry and other industrial sectors.