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Fraunhofer-Institut WKI

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Hall 26, Stand B77
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At the LIGNA 2017, the Fraunhofer WKI is presenting hybrid wood-based materials produced from a diverse range of renewable raw materials.

Company Data

Fraunhofer-Institut für
Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI

Bienroder Weg 54E
38108 Braunschweig
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Fax: +49 531 2155 334


Ms. Dipl.-Dok. Simone Peist
Public Relations
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Fax: +49 531 2155 334


Type of company

Year founded

No. of employees
101-250 (Status: 2017)

Annual turnover
between 1M and 10M EUR (Status: 2017)

Director: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bohumil Kasal

Company profile

Sustainability through the use of renewable raw materials is the main focus of the WKI. The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut, with locations in Braunschweig, Hanover and Wolfsburg, specializes in process engineering, natural-fiber composites, wood protection and pollution control, quality assurance of wood products, material and product testing, recycling procedures and the use of organic building materials and wood in construction.
Almost all the procedures and materials resulting from the research activities at the Institute are used industrially. The WKI works closely and in application-oriented way with small and medium-sized companies from the wood and furniture industries, the supply industry, the construction industry, the chemical industry and the automotive industry.
As an accredited testing body, the WKI assumes the tasks of material testing and quality monitoring. It assesses damage cases and advises on matters of damage restoration.

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Fraunhofer-Institut für Holzforschung
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Anwendungszentrum HOFZET Fraunhofer WKI
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