Visit of BFH representatives in the ITD
On 21st July 2006 representatives of the Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest Products in Hamburg (BFH) Prof. Arno Frühwald and Eng Roman Głowacki visited the Wood Technology Institute in Poznan.
After brief presentations of both institutes and presentation of main theses of dissertation of Roman Głowacki, the guests were acquainted with activities of particular research departments of the ITD:
Wood Science and Application Department - tests and quality assessments of structural wood products were discussed, especially mechanical and functional properties of windows and doors, as well as physical and mechanical properties of wood and composite wood products,
- Environmental Protection and Wood Conservation Department - following subjects were discussed: wood waste management, recycling of post-use wood waste, biofuels - wood energy, flammability tests of wood materials, VOC release form wood products, tests and quality assessment of wood preservatives and treated wood, accredited test methods ,
Wood-based Materials and Glues Department - opinions on determination of consumption indexes of basic raw materials were exchanged - lignocellulosic particles and glue resin - which ensure that boards produced of annual plants and agricultural and wood waste be of standard quality, also changes occurring during long-term storage of alternative raw materials (rape straw, willow Salix Viminalis) intended for production of wood-based panels were discussed, exchange of opinions on research into gelation and hardening processes of some glues used in the wood-based panels industry was also on the agenda,
Furniture, Wood Structure and Indoor Equipment Testing Department - discussion concerned cooperation possibilities within the framework of the Accredited Laboratory (especially in the scope of furniture testing), execution of mutual research projects, and also furniture surface classification commonly used in the EU countries, inter-laboratory tests in the scope of chosen procedures and lightfastness of transparent coatings.
The meeting ended with specification of possible fields and forms of future scientific and research cooperation between the institutes. A base for a Cooperation Agreement was prepared and opinions on mutual actions within international networks were expressed.