• Wood & paper surface
    technologies (W3C)
  • wood chemistry &
  • wood materials
  • market analysis &
    innovation research
  • wood polymer

Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH

We are a leading research institute in the area wood and wood-related renewable resources in Europe. Our core competences are materials research and process technology along the complete value chain – from raw material to finished products. We develop methods and basics and perform applied research on the economy-science interface.

New materials research, materials and process technology

In long-term research projects and programmes the experts of Wood K plus search for innovative solutions for companies, with scientific partners providing their know-how and many years of experience.

Innovation and project management

Wood K plus analyzes in cooperation with the industrial partners the demand for innovation, organizes the demand in technological issues and identifies promising approaches to the problems that can be implemented in specific research projects. If necessary, Wood K plus also acts as project manager from project definition, preparation of applications for projects, integration of partners over processing to clearing and communication with sponsors.

social responsibility

Our research results lead to sustainable solutions to society’s development issues, enhancing public appreciation of our natural resources as well as their optimal management and use in high tech applications. As a result the economic condition of rural areas is improved by creating jobs and making regions less dependent on non-renewable resources like oil.

Technical equipment

Wood K plus has at its areas (Lenzing, Linz, St. Veit/Glan und Tulln) a comprehensive laboratory and technical-center infrastructure. Additionally the scientific partners can provide their special equipment where necessary.

Expertise / Consultancy

Within the framework of service agreement tests, feasibility studies, expert reports and business consultancy are provided.


A robust and simple extraction method for process effluents by solid phase extraction

Closing the loops for process waters in the pulp and paper industry is an important step to minimize the environmental footprint. It enables significant reduction of water consumption, but on the other hand undesired wood components are enriched within the process. In collaboration with Lenzing AG, a highly versatile extraction method was developed to enable characterisation of the diverse components in aqueous samples. The novel method combines the purification, enrichment or fractionation steps and makes therefore process control easier and faster.