Wood & Furniture

Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF)

The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF) conducts application-oriented, fundamental research in the four areas "Functional nanostructured interfaces and polymer systems", "Biology-inspired interface and material design", "Polymer networks: Structure, theory, and application" and "Process-controlled structure formation in polymer materials".  The IPF deals not only with the synthesis of polymeric materials, but also covers modification, characterization, processing and testing. The Leibniz Institute receives the basic financing from the federal government and the federal states of Germany.

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), BAM is responsible for testing, research and consulting for the protection of humans and the environment in the fields of energy, infrastructure, environment, materials and analytical sciences. With the help of expert reports, certified reference materials and interlaboratory tests, BAM checks safety and quality standards. In addition, BAM is responsible for the admission of substances, technical products and plants.

Federation of the German wood and plastics processing industry and related branches of industry (HDH)

The HDH (Hauptverband der Holz und Kunststoffe verarbeitenden Industrie) is the head association of the German woodworking and plastic industries with special associations, regional associations and confederacy associations as members. The largest special association in the HDH is the VDM (Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie), the association of the German furniture industries. Further pillars of the German woodworking industries are, apart from the furniture industry, the build near range and wood-based industry. Also represented by the HDH or its regional associations are the numerous member companies of the plastics processing industry, for example in the manufacture of construction elements or other plastic components. The primary task of HDH and VDM is to look after the economical, political and technical interests of the German woodworking- and furniture industry against the politics, the trade unions and the public. HDH and VDM is the contact organisation for the companies in their sectors.

Fraunhofer-Institute for Wood Research - Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut (WKI)

The Fraunhofer WKI focuses on the development of novel processes, technologies, and materials from renewable resources such as wood and other natural cellulosic materials. Its mission is the generation and subsequent application of knowledge in the development of new materials and technologies focused on renewable resources and sustainability, improving the quality and safety of products, and increasing the competitiveness of related industries.

Technical University of Munich - TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is among the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. With research orientated bachelor's and master's degree programs the Study Program Division Forest Science and Resource Management offers diverse and modern academic studying environments at the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan. An international master's program in Sustainable Resource Management provides students with a high variety of leadership and management skills taught by TUM and external lecturers. Research in the field of wood and resources is integrated into the interdisciplinary teaching and scientific services at the Technical University of Munich.

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg - Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mineral Processing

TU Bergakademie Freiberg is a strongly specialised university of technology comprising six faculties: mathematics and informatics; chemistry, biology and physics; geoscience, geoengineering and mining; mechanical engineering; material sciences; and economics. The Chair of Mechanical Process Engineering is one of the most well-known and traditional chairs of mechanical process engineering in Germany. Research of the institute focuses on three main topics: mechanical separation processes, functional particles and their interactions as well as mineral processing and recycling.

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg - Institute of Thermal Process Engineering, Environmental and Natural Product Process Engineering (ITUN)

TU Bergakademie Freiberg is a strongly specialised university of technology comprising six faculties: mathematics and informatics; chemistry, biology and physics; geoscience, geoengineering and mining; mechanical engineering; material sciences; and economics. ITUN researches und teaches thermal, environmental and natural resource process engineering and accompanies, analyzes and develops holistic process chains from the raw material to the final product in its projects. It focusses especially on environmental considerations, such as wastewater treatment or utilization of waste materials. The institute has expertise in the areas of membrane technology, high pressure process engineering, process analysis and others.