Canadian Forest Service Publications

R&D in solid wood products. A review of non-federal government programs and activities. 1978. Mathur, V. Environment Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, Headquarters, Ottawa. Information Report DPC-X-7. 34 p.

Year: 1978

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 26071

Language: English

Series: Information Report (CFS - Ottawa)

Availability: PDF (download)

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The wood products industry has limited capabilities to meet its R&D needs, but the federal Forest Products Laboratories (FPLs) can perform an essential function by solving the industry’s medium and long range R&D requirements.

This study recommends that all sectors - industries, universities, federal and provincial government supported laboratories, machinery manufacturers and other suppliers should coordinate their activities and cooperate in increasing their commitments to meet the future R&D needs of the nation in forest resource utilization, energy from wood residues, structural composite wood products, improvements in codes and standards for increasing the legitimate markets for wood products at home and abroad and implementation of new technology from reserach laboratories into production facilities.

The programs and potentials of the non-federal government research and development (R&D) facilities in Canada were examined by visits to more than two hundred individual operations in solid wood producs (excluding pulp, paper and converted paper products).