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Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592
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Fast Facts

Forest Products Laboratory

  • Located in Madison, Wisconsin, since 1910
  • Nation's only federally funded wood utilization research laboratory
  • Currently employs 60 Research Scientists
  • Primarily or partly responsible for many of today's wood-based technologies, including wood preservatives, glulam beams, oriented strandboard, and fiber-based packaging
  • Research partnerships located in virtually every state in the Nation

Early research highlights

  • Reduced timber demand for railroad ties by 75% through preservatives research
  • Increased average lumber yield per log from 25% to 60%
  • Wood frame technology used in over 90% of our Nation's homes
  • Designed and constructed Nation's first prefabricated home

Current research emphasis areas



Advanced
Composites



Advanced
Structures



Forest
Biorefinery



Nano-
technology



Woody Biomass
Utilization


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