Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology

The Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology (NTI) is the R&D Center of the Norwegian wood industry with approximately 130 member companies. Established in 1949, NTI has many years of experience in planning, conducting, and implementing national and international research projects that are essential for the Norwegian wood industry. Besides R&D, NTI’s major activities are in the field of contract testing, technical consultancy, certification, and standardization work along the entire value-chain.

Role in the project:

NTI leads WP5 (Technical, environmental and economic product performance). In WP2, it consults White Arkitekter in the choice of wood-based products, identifies best-practice architecture in Norway and maps the legal requirements to surfaces in Norwegian healthcare buildings, In addition, NTI signicantly contributes to writing the guideline (WP6).

Key Personnel:

Dr. Ulrich Hundhausen is senior researcher at NTI, specialized in wood protection with an emphasis on surface technology. He is member of the national standardisation committee SN/K051 Surface protection that follows CEN/TC 139, member of the technical committee of Nordiskt Brandskyddat Trä (Northern Association of Fire-retardant Treated Wood). In WOODforHEALTH, Dr. Hundhausen will lead WP5. His colleague Dr. Roja Modaresi holds a PhD in Industrial Ecology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) with a strong background in industrial research projects. She is researcher at NTI, working with Life Cycle Costings (LCC), Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), Environmental Products Declarations (EPD), and Material Flow analyses (MFA). Dr. Modaresi will be resonsibe for T5.3.

Relevant expertise:

FireCellCoat – Bio-inspired fire-retardant wood coatings based on microfibrillated cellulose. Bioeconomy in the North (2020-2022). NTI is leads the work on coating application technology, performance testing, analysis of moisture dynamics as well as sustainability assessment;

BuildInWood - Sustainable wood value chains for construction of low-carbon multi-storey buildings from renewable resources. Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862820. NTI leads the sub-task on moisture dynamics in coated wood (Dr. Ulrich Hundhausen) and fire retardancy of CLT (Stine Lønbro Bertelsen);

Contact information:

Dr. Ulrich Hundhausen

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: Børrestuveien 3, 0373 Oslo, Norway