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Forest product innovation

Our research and development (R&D) partnerships aim to improve wood products, processing and protection systems by:

  • developing innovative, engineered wood products, and new building systems
  • developing more efficient wood processing systems
  • developing novel wood products from the new forest resources
  • providing technical solutions for the forest and timber industry sectors.

Our capacity

Our Salisbury Research Facility is equipped to undertake forest products research in wood composites technology, solid wood processing, timber seasoning, testing wood properties, accelerated decay testing, timber preservation and environmental conditioning. Our chemistry laboratories at the EcoSciences Precinct at Dutton Park are used for advanced analytical work on timber protection systems and natural durability-conferring wood extractives, with an excellent range of chromatographic and other equipment.

Read about our capacity in wood science and technology:

Research making a difference

We are delivering research outcomes that meet the forest industries´ need for new products and processing systems, including engineered wood products, new product designs and improved wood recovery, processing and performance.

Read about some recent achievements in wood products and processing research:


In Australia our partners include CSIRO, Timber Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, The University of Queensland, Griffith University, The University of Tasmania. Internationally, we have partners in New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, USA, Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam and Fiji in a wide range of wood science research projects.


This brochure highlights our capacity and achievements in forest and wood science and technology.