December 6, 2021

WoodCircus White Paper 2040 advocates for the roles of woodworking industries in the sustainable growth of Europe

The EU project WoodCircus, in which FTP is a partner, supports the role of the forest-based sector in the circular bioeconomy. The project published a White Paper with policy recommendations that ensure that woodworking industries contribute to the sustainable growth of Europe. As the Paper explains, “despite the strengths of the woodworking industries, the construction […]

July 6, 2018

FTP joins new EU project

The European wood processing industries and the waste management sector have joined forces to increase expertise of wood waste collection and recycling in the construction sector.  WoodCircus is a joint project initiative of FTP and 17 European research organizations and companies. Led by VTT (Finland), the project will evaluate the sector’s efficiency and recycling performance, […]

September 14, 2017

50-years old timber frames turned into brand new windows

Landfills are usually the final spot where window frames come to rest after the end of their lifetime, if they are not re-processed and converted into new products. The resource efficient reuse of post-consumer wood products have been studied in the project Cascading Recovered Wood (CaReWood) and fully demonstrated by its ReWin window, a prototype […]

Building with wood the focal point of Value of Wood Forum

“I see more opportunities than challenges for the forest-based sector and this is what is exciting about this sector. My advice to you is: plant more trees, make more timber and build more homes and buildings in Europe.” With these remarks, MEP Paul Brannon wrapped up the Value of Wood Forum, that took place in […]

September 13, 2017

Building future sustainable cities with wood

1st WOODRISE world congress on mid-rise and high-rise wood buildings at the heart of sustainable cities and the ecological transition, Bordeaux, France, 12–15 September 2017 How to translate an increasing global demand for wooden buildings into market opportunities that support the transition towards more dynamic, low-carbon living environments and sustainable cities? How to best benefit […]