Rational use of wood-fibre plates in lightweight constructions with increased specific strength and stiffness

Duration of the project

06.01.2014. - 15.12.2014.

Countries and institutions involved in the project

Riga Technical University
Fraunhofer ITWM

Aim of the project

The aim of the project is to assess potential gains and opportunities as well as to provide a certain technological solutions for three layer Panel with  MDF or Plywood ribs and Covering.

Main activities of the project

To assess and adjust composite timber fiber plate usage possibilities for plates with increased specific strength (using micro-level simulations  and experiments to define characteristics, defining, using in calculations)

Target group and number of persons involved

Directly – Latvian and German producer’s of sandwichpanels (about 10 in Latvia and more than 20 in Germany (SIA Tenapors, RUUKKI, HOESCH, KINGSPAN, NORDBLECHE etc.)  about 5 plywood producers in Latvia and furniture (IKEA, XXXL etc.), 50 scientists and students in Latvia and more than 100 in Germany and other countries, indirectly – all builders and citizens will benefit when using products that are made by using the new material.