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    Author(s): Ali Harlin; Minna Vikman
    Date: 2010
    Source: VTT symposium ; 263. [Helsinki], Finland : VTT, c2010. ISBN: 9789513875893: 951387589X: 176, A3 pages.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Foward -- The development of high-value wood and fiber products is one of the most important challenges currently facing the forest industry. Traditional pulp and paper products are on a critical path in developed countries with prices and markets decreasing. Finland and the USA have faced the same problem, which is a fundamental reason for Industrial Biomaterials being one of VTT’s four spearhead programmes. The programme focus is precisely on the development of sustainable fiber-based products which generate added value for wood. Forestcluster Ltd works in the same directions and collects all the Finnish forest research and actors in one cluster. Abstract -- The 2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar was held on 22-23 September at VTT in Finland. The seminar was organized by VTT's Industrial Biomaterials spearhead programme together with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Experts from VTT, Forest Product Service-laboratory belonging in USDA and Forestcluster Ltd participated in the event. The aim of the seminar was to present the current research activities of VTT and USDA in the field of wood- and fiber-based materials, and to evaluate possible joint research cooperation between the two organizations. This pubication presents a collection of papers representing the following focus areas of wood- and fiber-based product research: consumer products, passive building, fiber processing, and wood durability.

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    Harlin, Ali; Vikman, Minna. 2010. 2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar : VTT and USDA joint activity. VTT symposium ; 263. [Helsinki], Finland : VTT, c2010. ISBN: 9789513875893: 951387589X: 176, A3 pages.


    Biomaterial, wood, fiber, composites, packaging, passive building, forest products, congresses, research, cellulose fibers, fibrous composites

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