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Processes and Performance of Wood-based Panels

Researchers (1)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publications
1.  16382  PhD Milan Šernek  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Principal Researcher  2005 - 2009  551 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publications
1.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  64,571 
The main objective of this COST Action is the scientific-based advance of wood-based panels andtheir production processes towards higher technical, economic and environmental standards. Suchimprovement is essential if the sector is to meet future demands and competition from othermaterials and markets.Overall objectives and benefitsThe COST Action is an ambitious initiative which will provide a common platform for the keyplayers in the European WBP community to:- Coordinate and conduct WBP research activities- Identify and address strategic scientific and technological problems, in a cohesive and integratedmanner- Improve the understanding of industry needs by the academic research community- Broadening the knowledge basis to promote the development of innovative technologies inWBP production at the European level- Collate and analyse information on WBP related research activities and facilitate an effectiveand rapid European-wide sharing of research results- Inform the industry about available research capabilities, expertise and facilities and how toaccess these- Stimulate the development of interdisciplinary approaches in WBP research- Provide information on national research programmes and possibilities in Europe- Strengthen the WBP sector to prepare for joint research projects at an European level- Increase financial involvement of industry in research with the academic community- Identify trade barriers to WBP caused by different national codes, standards, regulations andlaws- Reduce the differences in interpretations of European standards- Develop strategies to increase the use of WBP, taking into account the inherent capabilities ofthe materials- Disseminate knowledge and information about WBP to the wider scientific and publiccommunity- Prepare an outlook of the future trends and developments in the WBP sector from European andintercontinental point of viewScientific and technological objectivesThis COST Action will facilitate activity in the following fields:- Enhance existing WBP and stimulate product innovations through a knowledge-based R&Dapproach- Optimise the ecological and technological properties of WBP- Improve automation and control technologies for all stages of the production processes- Minimise environmental impact of production processes- Adaptation/Modification of the production processes caused by external influences, e.g. rawmaterial supply situation- Provide information on suitability of WBP for new and existing building systems- Improve techniques for modelling and simulation of WBP production and performance- Enhance the understanding of the relationships between process, structure and productperformance on a micro and macro scale- Integrate fundamental research with applied science on WBP process technologies and productsAll activities will be conducted against the background of current and future international markets(e.g., Europe, China, North America). Results of these activities will help the industry to reduce itscosts and therefore improve its competitiveness.
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