German research institute seeks partners to find new applications or optimise the process for their special formed tubes from densified wood
A German institute active in materials research developed a solution to form wood pallets into pipes which, compared to solid wood components, have advantages in load bearing capacity and material efficiency. The process is based on thermo- and hygromechanical compaction of wood. By coating the tubes with technical textiles more favourable effects result. They seek for technical cooperation to develop new applications/ optimise the process in terms of technical or research cooperation agreement.