The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI specializes in process engineering, natural fiber composites, wood and emission protection, quality assurance of wood products, material and product testing, recycling processes and the use of organic building materials and wood in construction. Nearly all processes and materials resulting from the research activities of the institute are used industrially. We work closely with companies in the wood and furniture industry and their suppliers as well as with the construction industry, the chemical industry and the automotive industry.
Current developments and services of Fraunhofer WKI are
• Natural fiber composites and other novel hybrid materials
• Process solutions for the recycling of production and post-consumer waste
• Formulation and product development for WPC and NFK (wood, natural fibres, polymer matrices based on fossil and renewable raw materials, polymer blends, additives)
• Environmentally friendly and durable coating systems for furniture construction and exterior wood applications