Living with wood

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Low-maintenance wood-substitute products are eroding traditional wood market share
Competitiveness of secondary and tertiary wood-manufacturing small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Focus on the durability and stability of wood products for interior and exterior applications
Investigate additive manufacturing technologies
Deliver productivity and process improvements to SMEs

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
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By 2023, provide three innovations that reduce maintenance of wood while preserving its natural appearance to regain market share in exterior applications
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By 2021, demonstrate three innovative solutions for interior applications to improve competitiveness and market share of SMEs
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