Solid wood processing
Scion's ability to understand and modify the properties of wood allows us to expand the opportunities for using timber and other solid wood products to make the most of every tree.
Modifying the properties of radiata pine and other timber to improve strength and durability expands the applications for wood products and the places they can be used.
Increasing the cost-effectiveness and performance of wood products, and new product innovation, expands their appeal for use in construction and manufacture.
The science and technology behind processing wood into fibres for pulp, paper, wood-plastic composites and new applications.
Timber-based building materials store carbon and contribute to increasingly sustainable, resource-efficient homes and offices that are integrated with the built environment of their neighbourhoods and cities.
Doug Gaunt, Scientist, Materials Analysis, Characterisation and Testing