DP 7: Wood in public outdoor environment
|Coordinator||RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB - SP Hållbar Samhällsbyggnad, Stockholm|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 30 000|
|Project duration||December 2016 - May 2017|
|Venture||BIO Innovation - strategiska projekt|
|Call||Pre-studies to develop new "Innovation Projects" within BioInnovation|
Purpose and goal
The objective of this feasibility study was to allow for an innovation project for the development of high-performance wood products for outdoor use through increased use of pine timber with large dimension. Aat the same time, the public consumer the knowledge about, attitude towards, and needs for such materials would be examined. The establishment of new value chains and new market segments for processed products in large volumes would be facilitated. An application with strong commitment from industry and public stakeholders was written and sent to Vinnova according to plan.
Expected results and effects
The feasibility study led to an application for a subproject within "Construction and Design" with the title "High performance wood for use in public outdoor environment (DP 7), D.nr.: 2017-02711".
Planned approach and implementation
The feasibility study has identified the need for two new timber assortments for the development of products with higher durability. Public stakeholders need more knowledge about the environmental impact of materials, performance and durability. A more comprehensive perspective on how the environmental impact may be expressed for wood materials in outdoor use is needed. Public customers prioritize different characteristics and values performance in these respects. An understanding of their attitude structure is a prerequisite for strategic and targeted communications.