Modification of the material wood with an eye to the future
An interdisciplinary research team at InnoRenew CoE is assigned this task. A large number of research projects are being undertaken with the aim of modifying the renewable raw material wood and improving its characteristics with regard to
- Range of potential uses
- Product life cycle
Various innovations are developed by the team in nine research labs. As a specialist when it comes to the construction of presses and equipment for the processing of wood, Langzauner Perfect, based in Lambrechten in Upper Austria, was commissioned to develop a new hydraulic press.
“Our expertise in the fields of wood processing and composite materials is becoming an asset that is future-orientated. We are proud that we are able to make a contribution to the green technologies of the future“ – Alexander Wiesner (Head of Sales at Langzauner)
Press for production of wood panels and the thermo-hydro-mechanical treatment of products
Innovative form of wood densification with the help of the Langzauner press
Using the hydraulic press supplied by Langzauner Perfect to InnoRenew CoE, it is possible to use an innovative technique for the densification of the renewable raw material wood.
- Low value, lightweight wood, such as poplar, can be upgraded
- The press can increase the density of wood to 1200 kg/m³ – 1500 kg/m³
- The denser wood can be used in more demanding applications
The hydraulic press is not only suitable for use in laboratory environments but can also be employed in industrial production.
Langzauner press with MetaDense technology
The Langzauner hydraulic press in use at InnoRenew CoE can be employed for the patented MetaDense densification technique (European patent EP19204677.9) that, together with MetaDynea, was developed in Austria.
By increasing the number of applications in which a type of wood can be used, InnoRenew CoE is helping promote the greater use of renewable materials in the construction sector while making otherwise less exploited wood species into new sources of raw materials.
Why not discover how the press systems and technologies of Langzauner Perfect can improve your serial production, product development and research?