Institute of Wood, Furniture and Wooden Packaging - IWFWP
The Institute of Wood, Furniture and Wooden Packaging operate under the umbrella of the University of Thessaly. Established in April 2021, it provides comprehensive knowledge and innovative solutions for the furniture and woodworking industry. The mission of the IWFWP is to promote research and innovation in Wood Science and Technology and to prepare studies or provide services on behalf of third parties.
The IWFWP’s areas of activity mainly concern: the quality control of raw materials and wood products, the quality control of furniture and wooden structures, the quality requirements and characteristics of wooden packaging, the carrying out of quality controls on indoor or outdoor wooden structures, the quality control and suitability assessment of biomass products (briquettes, pellets, charcoal, etc.), the control and certification of solid wood product specifications, composite welded products (CE, EN 338, EN 14081, etc.), furniture and wooden packaging, the preparation of studies and expert opinions on objects related to wood as a material, composite welded products, furniture and wooden structures, conducting destructive and non-destructive tests in the laboratory or in the field, the study of furniture production at all stages of its production, production of furniture prototypes, the studies of the application of wood products and wood constructions in various uses and the provision of technical advice on appropriate application and conditions of use, the protection, maintenance and restoration studies of wooden constructions and furniture that have suffered damage or insults, the development of new innovative wood products, furniture and wooden packaging, the provision of consultancy services in relation to the above items, carrying out quality checks on raw materials, fasteners, timber materials, wooden packaging, indoor or outdoor wooden constructions or furniture products.
The IWFWP plans and implements research, development, co-financed or educational programs in the above sciences, organizes academic conferences, supports postgraduate programs and postgraduate students, doctoral and post-doctoral research and young scientists, cooperates with similar institutions in Greece and abroad, the Local Government, organizations and social bodies, prepares studies, produces educational material, plans and implements actions to promote its work, organizes (plans, prepares and executes) exhibitions, conferences and special events, plans and edits publications, provides services to third parties and generally undertakes activities that are consistent with its mission.