Innovative eco-efficient high fire performance wood products for demanding applications: Final report for Vinnova-Tekes project InnoFireWood

Birgit Östman, Lazaros Tsantaridis, Esko Mikkola, Tuula Hakkarainen, Kaisa Belloni, Harry Brumer, Peter Piispanen

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    The basis for a new generation of innovative wood products has been developed in the InnoFireWood project. The main characteristics of such products are substantial improvements in fire performance with maintained eco-efficiency, durability, and other properties of the original wood product. Industrial relevance, sustainable production, and end-use applications were in main focus. This type of products will increase the competitiveness of wood products in relation to other building products. A new Nordic system with classes for the Durability of the Reaction to Fire performance (DRF classes) at interior and exterior building applications has been implemented in order to assess the overall sustainable performance of the new products. The project was conducted in close co-operation between Sweden and Finland. In addition to research institutes, industry was represented by several companies producing wood products or fire retardants.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationStockholm
    Number of pages98
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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    SeriesSP Rapport



    • accelerated ageing
    • biochemical modification
    • chemical modification
    • durability of fire performance
    • eco-efficiency
    • exterior applications
    • fire retardant wood
    • fire simulation
    • hydroscopicity
    • interior applications
    • physical modification
    • reaction to fire

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