Review of new and emerging international wood modification technologies

Review of new and emerging international wood modification technologies

10th July 2015

The specific objectives of this review were to: 

  • Summarise current technical literature on wood modification technologies, their likely future direction and market opportunities.
  • Consider the fit of the modifications to the Australian Building Code. 
  • Deliver a webinar based on the review to mill managers and business analysts in Australia (link below).

The intended outcome of this review was to rank commercial (and emerging) wood modification technologies with respect to their potential to positively impact timber constructions, and to identify the technologies that offer the greatest benefits and have the highest potential for application in the Australian context. Successful modified wood products to date have targeted high-value niche products, so the review also focusses on high value applications within the construction sector such as window and door joinery, flooring, specialist decking, cladding and interior fit-out.

 Findings Report:
Review_of_wood_modification_technologies_FWPA_2015_final.pdf

 

Webinar:

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