Technology for Wood and Natural Fiber-Based Materials


Composite materials made from wood and other materials containing lignocellulose have a unique character: They are environmentally-friendly and extremely functional. We develop wood-based materials and natural fiber-reinforced composites as well as image-processing procedures for process and quality control. The spectrum of our material developments encompasses classic particle boards, medium-density fiberboards (MDF) and natural-fiber insulation boards through engineered wood products such as oriented strand boards (OSB), plywood, laminated veneer lumber (LVL) to wood-polymer materials (WPC), 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.



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.