Lumber manufacturing


What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Fibre availability and raw material quality
Acute and enduring shortage of labour and skills in the evolving manufacturing technologies
Lack of automation/robotization and other disruptive technologies
Lack of carbon accounting for lumber manufacturing


What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Develop automated log scaling solutions applicable across Canada
Improve lumber drying for conventional and CDK kilns with consideration for evolving fibre diet
Improve value/volume recovery
Developing new generation of cutting tools
Evaluate disruptive technologies and demonstrate automation and robotization
Develop standardized carbon intensity assessment to support carbon reduction