Institute for Building Materials and Biobased Products

Environmentally friendly materials made from reusable raw materials are the future of the wood and construction industry. Use the potential of bio-based products and sustainable road construction materials. We accompany you from the initial idea to the final product.

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Competencies for the economy

A deep understanding of raw materials is crucial for developing new ideas and materials. Our broad-based team has extensive expertise in materials and wood technology and in the development of road construction materials. We focus on high process reliability and product quality.

Our areas of expertise:

  • Development and optimisation of new materials technologies and processes
  • Life cycle analyses and circular economy
  • Biopolymer synthesis and application
  • Extraction of valuable constituents from wood, bark and bio-based raw materials
  • Wood modification: density, hardness, fire resistance
  • Natural and synthetic adhesives for the production of wood-based materials and solid wood bonding
  • Recyclable, energy-efficient and durable road construction materials
  • Dimensioning of pavement systems

Networks and cooperations

We address the challenges of the construction and wood industry in close cooperation with networks that stand for excellence and active exchange. Our overall aim is to develop scientifically sound solutions for the future. We maintain tight connections with SMEs and authorities to create a strong basis for practical implementation. Moreover, we are actively involved in national and international bodies, where we can contribute our expertise and benefit from a wealth of experience.

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