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Measures for improving quality and shape stability of sawn softwood timber during drying and under service conditions

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00276
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,226,510 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,310,822 EUR
Scientific Officer: Ignacio SEOANE
Research topic: 5.3.2. Strategies for the sustainable and multipurpose utilisation of forest resources; the forestry-wood chain

Abstract:
This project will improve the quality and increase the value of sawn softwood through the development, assessment and implementation of innovative drying approaches that minimise distortion during and post kilning. Seven innovative procedures will be assessed on both laboratory and full commercial scales. Following a comprehensive assessment of the quality of timber produced using each technique, best practice guidance will be produced to facilitate and encourage take up of the results by industry. The project is support by strong industry collaboration.


Coordinator
Peter BONFIELD
Building Research Establishment Ltd
Watford
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1923 664815
Fax: +44 1923 664785
E-mail: maunk@bre.co.uk


Partners
  Christina LARSSON
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 317724049
Fax: +46 31822029
E-mail: christina.larsson@indkont.chalmers.se
  Ulla GROENLUND
AB Traetek, Swedish Institute for Wood Technology Research
Stockholm
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 87621800
Fax: +46 87621801
E-mail: ulla.gronlund@tratek.se
  Juho SAARIMA
Technical Reseach Centre of Finland
Espoo
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 94561
Fax: +358 94567031
E-mail: juho.saarimaa@vtt.fi
  Terje APNESETH
Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology
Oslo
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 22965645
Fax: +47 22604291
E-mail: terje.apneseth@treteknisk.no
  Daniel GUINARD
Centre Technique du Bois et de l'Ameublement
Paris
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 1 40194800
Fax: +33 1 44746522
E-mail: daniel.guinard@ctba.fr
  Dieter ECKSTEIN
Bundesforschungsanstalt für Forst - un Hoszwitschaft
Hamburg
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 407 3962200
Fax: +49 407 3962480
E-mail: eckstein@holz.uni-hamburg.de
  Arnold BROOKHUIS
Brookhuis Micro-Electronics BV
Enschede
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 534333355
Fax: +31 534303646
E-mail: info@brookhuis.com
  Cornelis GOUWENS
Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
Delft
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 152842156
Fax: +31 152843990
E-mail: eu.framework@bouw.tno.nl