The WBC Develops

Fundamental Research

This means we study wood-based composites and their processes to understand and predict them.

Fundamental research leads to innovation by answering questions that support technological breakthroughs.

Our industry innovation focus is continually growing. Now more than ever there is a need for this research (new adhesives, coatings, renewable materials, circular economy, etc).

This context presents the industry with fundamental questions the WBC strives to answer.

We are a

Research Cooperative

The WBC is a research cooperative formed by companies and institutions (members) with common research interests related to wood-based composites.

The center brings together scientists from universities across the U.S. to answer the research questions presented by our members.

The research work and administration is supported by the annual fee paid by our members.

This allows us to contribute to the education of students and professionals.