research area: Raw & construction materials
project status: ongoing

Wood is widely recognized as a competitive renewable raw material for construction products. To maintain and improve this unique selling position, Europe is pushing the circular use of wood-based construction products, which is challenging because of aging and variability effects. In Grade2New, we develop practical approaches for visual and machine strength grading of used wood. The focus is on strip lamellas obtained by splitting used glue laminated timber at right angles to the glue line. The knowledge generated in Grade2New will help to enhance the relevant European standards, enabling a rapid implementation for the benefit of the Austrian wood processing industry.

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