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Fraunhofer Institute

High-performance fibers for fast cars, organic light-emitting diodes for flat screens or artificial corneas for eye implants - For over 20 years the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm develops polymers. Our materials and methods cover the entire range of polymer applications. We also create conditions which ensure that the developed methods do not only work on a laboratory scale, but also under production conditions.

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Scion is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute (CRI) that specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood product and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors. Our purpose is to drive creativity and growth from these sectors to build economic value and contribute to beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.



The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research and development.

NRC partners with Canadian industry to take research impacts from the lab to the marketplace, where people can experience the benefits. This market-driven focus delivers innovation faster, enhances people's lives and addresses some of the world`s most pressing problems. We are responsive, creative and uniquely placed to partner with Canadian industry, to invest in strategic R&D programming that will address critical issues for our future.

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Pole for Innovation in Polymer Engineering (PIEP) is a private non profit-making research and development organization in the polymer engineering field.

Established in 18 of April 2001 by initiative of the leading Portuguese plastics and mould making companies, and in close cooperation with the Department of Polymer Engineering of University of Minho (DEP-UM), PIEP is focused on a structured applied research and development of innovative solutions in various polymer engineering domains. The development of the new and/or modified materials, product design and engineering, simulation performance of products and processes, as well as an extensive polymer and composites processing, are just a few examples of our integrated capabilities that support industrial R&D needs worldwide.

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FSC is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide.

We enable businesses and consumers to make informed choices about the forest products they buy, and create positive change by engaging the power of market dynamics.

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An international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is the certification system of choice for small forest owners.

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Go for wood

Go for Wood is the web portal to the forest, sylvicultural, woodworking and related trades and activities

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Euro Forest Portal

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Wood for good

In order to demonstrate how increasing the use of wood will benefit the environment, the economy and the community we tell you some impressive facts about wood.

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The Ontario Bioauto Council

The Ontario BioAuto Council, headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization established in 2007 to link chemicals, plastics, manufacturing, auto parts and automotive assemblers with agriculture and forestry. Our vision is to make Ontario a global leader in the use of renewable biobased materials. The Council's membership includes large Canadian auto parts companies who manufacture and sell products around the world. Foreign membership is attracted from multi-national industrial biotechnology, chemical and agri-business companies wanting to partner with Ontario's manufacturing sector. Through these partnerships we hope to accelerate the commercialization of new technologies, build viable supply chains and grow global market demand. The Council also links industry with leading universities and provincial and international centres of research excellence in bioplastics and biocomposites.

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SCC - Sciences Computers Consultants

Since 1989, the Sciences Computers Consultants company has been involved in the material transformation industry. SCC is specialized in transferring the research work toward the industry. Starting as a consultancy agent, SCC has been varying its offer for providing reliable solutions adatped to the market demands. Fed by research projects, continuous R&D, customers feedback, SCC edits and commercializes numerical simulation software dedicated to the industrial processes of material forming/transformation.

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