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In order for us to be able to carry out working for sustainable growth in Sweden by strengthening the business community's competitiveness and renewal and contributing to innovative development, we need strong networks. To create this network with the wood industry, a collaboration agreement has been concluded between RISE, Swedish wood and TMF.
Within this collaboration, the development in wood technology research are coordinated. The co-operation also assures that necessary competence exist in order to achieve increased coordination, forward-looking activities and external analysis, faster reaction to changes in the world and to be able to initiate strategic initiatives that meet identified needs in a value-added way for the Wood Industry.
To carry out this joint development work, a program council has been formed with the aim of:
In order to gain a broad foothold in the business community, seven competence areas have also been started during this, each with its own reference group to carry out an analysis of the surrounding world and formulate projects, assignments and training.
Competence area: Sawmilling processes
The area works with R&D issues linked to sawmill processes and how these are streamlined in the best way. Contact person is Mats Johansson. Within the area, a number of projects have been run linked to the measurement of moisture content during drying and optimization of the sawmill process.
Competence area: Wood manufacturing processes
The area works with R&D issues related to the production of wood products for different types of use and how these are streamlined in the best way. Contact person is Lars Blomqvist. In 2021, an area analysis was carried out in the area and a dialogue was held with a large number of wooden house companies to map R&D needs.
Competence area: Durability and material development
The area works with R&D issues related to how to develop new methods to increase the durability of wood products but also how to check that the materials have the right durability with regard to many factors such as fire, moisture, degradation. Issues such as the development of new wood-based materials and products are also discussed in the area. Contact person is Marielle Henriksson. In 2021, a roadmap work has been carried out in the area to map together with the industry which are the most important development issues. A number of studies have also begun on new wood protection methods.
Competence area: Timber engineering and circularity
In the area, they work with R&D issues related to wood construction, but also questions about how to create a circular wood value chain. Contact person is Karin Sandberg. In the area, work has been carried out in 2021 linked to the classification of how circular wooden buildings that are being built now are.
Competence area: Moisture safety
The area works with R&D issues linked to moisture in wooden structures and mainly with methods for creating moisture-proof structures. Contact person is Erica Bloom. In 2021, a roadmap work has been carried out in the area to map together with the industry which are the most important development issues. To make the process more moisture-proof, work is also underway on a handbook for moisture-proof wooden buildings together with TCN, where the focus is on how to handle the wood products on the construction site. A basic study on the impact of and requirements on microbes and health has also been conducted.
Competence area: Sound and vibrations
The area works with R&D issues related to noise and vibrations in wooden structures. Contact person is Jörgen Olsson. In 2021, a compilation of Foi needs in industry has been carried out in the area via a series of dialogue meetings. In addition, a feasibility study has been carried out to see how to develop a new measurement method to investigate whether it is a direct sound (straight through a wall or floor) or flank transmission (the sound goes over nodes and then radiates out via wall or ceiling surfaces) that can measured in a room. This newly developed service helps companies know which part of the design should be improved to provide a better sound environment.
Competence area: Fire safety
The area works with R&D issues related to fire safety in wooden structures. Contact person is Robert McNamee. In 2021, work has begun in the area on wooden facades and fire safety. A study of wooden facades and how they work in the new test method that is being discussed for use in a new common European standard for testing facade materials. In the area, an institute doctoral student has also been accepted who will work with the area of spreading fire on wooden facades.
Cooperation RISE - Wood industry
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Mats Johansson Lars Blomqvist Marielle Henriksson Jörgen Olsson Erica Bloom Karin Sandberg Robert McNamee Stefan Ziegler Maciej Wysocki