Within the framework of the "CRAFT" programme for the development of technological programmes for small and medium-sized companies, the European Union have recently approved a new proposal from CIDEMCO in the field of protection treatment for wood: "Innovative green wood treatment to achieve Risk 4 protection (SURFASAM)". The main aim of this project is the development of a new, non-toxic protection treatment.
In this project those involved in R+D are commissioned by business associations with undertaking technological research work.
The consortium for this project is made up of 6 business associations from the timber sector: Organisation Comérciale des Bois Francais (OCDBF) from France, the Estonian Forest Industries Association (EFIA), Lietuvos Mediena (LM) from Lithuania, Arbio ab – skogsindustrierna (ARBIO) from Sweden, Asociata Producatoriloc de Stratificate din Lemn din Romania (APSL) from Rumania and the Western European Institute for Wood Preservation (WEI) in Belgium.
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