Timber trade, production and distribution of wood-based material are global business. New wood products and a wide range of raw materials, so-called “lesser known species”, are increasingly placed on the market. However, the knowledge of these assortments is limited.
We are well experienced in testing and assessing relevant properties with respect to intended applications. In alignment with the “European Timber Regulation (EUTR)” and the “German Timber Trade Protection Act (HolzSiG)” coming into force the “Thünen Centre of Competence on the Origin of Timber” was established; in this context we are responsible for science-based wood identification.