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WQI - a New Zealandish lean, mean and hungry wood quality initiative compared to Swedish initiatives
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Wood Science and Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8404-7356
2005 (English)In: Broad spectrum utilisation of wood: proceedings of the COST Action E 44 Conference : June 14th - 15th 2005, Vienna, Austria / [ed] Alfred Teischinger, Wien: Institutes für Holzforschung, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien , 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper describes a consortia initiative in New Zealand established to focus on wood quality as a way of enhancing the wood product value, create more valuable forest and get revenue from wood quality tools and IP. Four key research areas has been tailored according to the participants needs supporting solid wood application * Resource characterisation * Improved appearance properties and performance * Improved structural properties and performance * Improved stability and straightness of wood products The idea of the three year program is to * Enhance wood product value by segregation of the resource by quality parameters * Produce a future high performance forest with big and straight trees * Generate Intellectual properties, IP, that support the development of a high technology cluster based on wood quality tools. The NZ, WQI Ltd cluster strategy is compared to similar ones made in the northern part of Sweden, SkeWood, and Träcentrum Norr, TCN. TCN is newly established by the Wood industry, Luleå University of Technology and SP/Trätek institute in terms of strategy, vision and organisation. Skewood is an ongoing academic wood research program with focus areas Wood building, Wood communication and Wood metrics. WQI Ltd and Skewood are analysed after half time in aspects of learning and knowledge building.

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Wien: Institutes für Holzforschung, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien , 2005.
Lignovisionen, 9
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Wood Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37731Local ID: bd6e8840-0645-11dc-b09b-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1011229
COST Action E 44 Conference : 14/06/2005 - 15/06/2005
Godkänd; 2005; 20070519 (ysko)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved

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