January 5, 2019

Advanced materials technologies

The development of advanced materials and composites allowing new functionalities and improved performance is indispensable for the competitiveness of forest-based industries. The rich and complex chemical and physical composition of wood, bark (including cork) and other parts of a tree, contain the potential for a wide range of innovative properties to be developed and incorporated […]

August 1, 2017

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Information and communications technology (ICT), is often used as an extended synonym for information technology (IT), but is a more specific term that stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications, computers and the necessary software and audiovisual systems that enable users to access, store, transmit, and process information. ICT underpins innovation […]

July 28, 2017

Fulfilling consumer needs

Strategic Theme 4 Vision Target 8 Wood-based construction in Europe has tripled its market share, from the 2010 level, reaching a turnover of €200 billion, whilst the overall added value of the woodworking industries has doubled. Increased value will come from new products and services, as well as more widespread use of energy-saving modular housing […]

February 3, 2017

4.4 Intelligent packaging solutions

Rationale Packaging serves to carry and protect a product during transportation and storage. Information about the contents, origin, date of manufacture, delivery address as well as other relevant data can be gathered from the packaging. Durability and protection are key quality parameters whilst environmental conditions such as relative humidity and temperature also affect performance. New […]