• wood materials
    technologies
  • market analysis &
    innovation research
  • Biobased Composites
    and Processes
  • Wood & paper surface
    technologies
  • wood chemistry &
    Biotechnology

Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH

We are a leading research institute in the area wood and wood-related renewable resources in Europe. Our core competences are materials research and process technology along the complete value chain – from raw material to finished products. We develop methods and basics and perform applied research on the economy-science interface, in order to enable resource-efficient management in the circular bioeconomy.

New materials research, materials and process technology

In long-term research projects and programmes the experts of Wood K plus search for innovative solutions for companies, with scientific partners providing their know-how and many years of experience.

Innovation and project management

Wood K plus analyzes in cooperation with the industrial partners the demand for innovation, organizes the demand in technological issues and identifies promising approaches to the problems that can be implemented in specific research projects. If necessary, Wood K plus also acts as project manager from project definition, preparation of applications for projects, integration of partners over processing to clearing and communication with sponsors.

social responsibility

Our research results lead to sustainable solutions to society’s development issues, enhancing public appreciation of our natural resources as well as their optimal management and use in high tech applications. As a result the economic condition of rural areas is improved by creating jobs and making regions less dependent on non-renewable resources like oil.

Technical equipment

Wood K plus has at its areas (Lenzing, Linz, St. Veit/Glan und Tulln) a comprehensive laboratory and technical-center infrastructure. Additionally the scientific partners can provide their special equipment where necessary.

Expertise / Consultancy

Within the framework of service agreement tests, feasibility studies, expert reports and business consultancy are provided.

NEWS

Wood K plus – optimiertes rezyklieren von Holzprodukten durch speziellen Aufschluss

Im Projekt ‚holz-autark‘ werden Grundlagen beforscht die es ermöglichen, Altholz mechanisch aufzuschließen, ohne dessen Eigenschaften wesentlich zu verschlechtern. Auswirkungen verschiedener mechanischer Zerteilungstechniken (Verfahrens- und Werkzeugparameter) auf die Partikelqualität werden untersucht, um den idealen Altholzspan zu identifizieren.

Wood be better

„Wood be better!“ ist ein Forschungsprojekt aus der Förderschiene Talente regional der FFG. Im Projekt werden Kinder und Jugendliche aus insgesamt sechs Schulklassen bzw. Kindergartengruppen im Raum Tulln über einen Zeitraum von zwei Jahren gemeinsam mit Wissenschafter/Wissenschafterinnen und Techniker/Technikerinnen verschiedene Fragestellungen aus dem Bereich der Holzforschung und Holztechnologie spielerisch und altersgemäß aufbereitet kennenlernen, und das spannende, heimische, biologische und nachhaltige Material Holz mit all seine Facetten und Möglichkeiten verstehen und anwenden lernen.

PineXLAM - Courage to CLT (cross laminated timber) from pine! Successfully completed FFG industrial project

The IQEC team (indoor quality and emission control) of the area Tulln was recently able to record a great success: Within the framework of the FFG Collective Research program line the 3-year industrial project PineXLAM has been successfully completed. PineXLAM, short for CLT (cross laminated timber) made of pine wood, dealed with the characterization and optimization of the production processes for pine wood based cross laminated timber with regard to the reduction of VOC emissions, to enable its use for interior purposes. The consortium comprised he five largest Austrian cross laminated timber manufacturers (Stora Enso, KLH, Mayr-Melnhof, Binderholz and Hasslacher Group) as well as the professional association of wood industry.