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Focus: Wood – a sustainable resource

Sep 28, 2011 | RAINER KLOSE

For 75 years Empa has been conducting wood research. Despite (or perhaps expressly because of) this long history, wood is a material with a bright future. It is not just a construction material made from renewable sources – its microstructure also conceals many usable characteristics and scope for further processing.


The current "Focus" paints a portrait of the diverse research activities of Empa concerning the topic of wood.

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Poster: The National Research Program "Resource Wood" 
Swiss forests are underused and over-aged.To solve that problem, the Swiss government instigated the National Research Programme "Resource Wood" (NRP 66) with 18 million Swiss francs over five years. Empa scientists play a key role. 
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