Visit one of our events or stop by at our exhibition stand and find out first hand about our current research topics and results. We look forward to talking to you.

  • The Center for Wood Sciences (University of Hamburg), the Department of Biosystems Engineering (University São Paulo) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research are organizing the “1st Brazilian-German Workshop on Composite Products From Alternative Lignocellulosic Resources“. The Workshop will focus mainly on non-wood composites (e.g. bamboo, palm) in interaction between academic, industrial and public partners.

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  • Paris, France / 03/06/2018 - 03/08/2018

    JEC World 2018

    The Fraunhofer WKI will be participating on the Fraunhofer joint stand at the JEC World fair in Paris from 6th to 8th March, 2018. The world's largest trade fair on the topic of composites covers the entire value chain from raw materials through to finished products.

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  • In recent years, natural fiber- and hybrid-fiber-reinforced thermosets and thermoplastics have gained the attention of the industry in diverse sectors. The performance of the manufactured composites depends on the one hand on the initial properties of the used components and, on the other hand, on the interphase quality between the fibers and the polymer matrix. Various surface treatment approaches are pursued in order to improve the properties of composites, introduce new functions or modify optical properties.

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  • Concepción, Chile / 03/21/2018

    WKI Chile Worksop

    The WKI Chile Workshop is adressed to heads as well as managers at quality control departments of wood-based composite manufacturers (PB, MDF, Plywood), laboratory staff and scientists or academics working in the field of emissions in the wood industry.

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  • Hamburg, Germany / 10/10/2018 - 10/12/2018

    11th European Wood-based Panel Symposium

    You would like to obtain information on the most important trends and current challenges in the wood-based materials industry? You are looking for a forum where you, as manufacturer, supplier or user, can exchange ideas and establish networks during in-depth discussions? From 10th to 12th October 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI and the European Panel Federation, in co-operation with the International Association for Technical Issues related to Wood, are organizing for the tenth time the European Wood-Based Panel Symposium.

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  • Wolfsburg, Germany / 10/16/2018 - 10/18/2018

    International Suppliers Fair IZB 2018

    The International Suppliers Fair (IZB) is aimed at all automotive industry suppliers. The high-quality exhibitors and large number of key decision-makers and trade visitors that attend the IZB make it an important communication and business platform for the industry.

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  • Munich, Germany / 01/14/2019 - 01/19/2019

    BAU 2019

    © Photo Messe München

    As in previous years, various departments of the Fraunhofer WKI will present their current research work on hybrid material combinations for buildings, fire protection and renewable raw materials at the Fraunhofer joint stand in Munich together with the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance. The “BAU 2019“ will take place from 14th to 19th January 2019. With the newly built exhibition halls C5 and C6, the hall area of Messe München has grown to around 200,000 square meters. The “BAU 2019“ will occupy all 18 exhibition halls, making the fair bigger than ever before.

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