Project: Use of furfurylated wood for the production of high-performance windows made of European Timbers

The objective of the project is the industrial application of furfurylated wood in the window market. Furfurylation of European timbers results in strongly increased dimensional stability and bio-resistance which has the potential to relaunch wood products in frame constructions in Central Europe and strengthen the market position of wood windows in Scandinavia. In order to achieve the main objective, the project is divided into three steps: 1. Fundamental research on wood species that have been not used in the modification process of Kebony would supplement the existing knowledge of wood furfurylation. 2. Window components of different designs made of furfurylated wood would be investigated. 3. Prototypes would be developed and certified.

Acronym WinFur
Duration 01/10/2007 - 31/03/2011
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Network WOODWISDOM-NET
Call JC1

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Bordörren AB Sweden
TanumsFönster Sweden
Menck Fenster GmbH Germany
Kebony ASA Norway
SP Technical Research Institute of SE Sweden
Georg-August-University Göttingen - Institute of Wood Biology and Wood Technology Coordinator Germany
Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute Norway