High-performance wooden building materials

End on 22 Sep 2022

Forestry Speed Dating Theme 2: Bio-based solutions for sustainable construction

Discover the latest innovations related to timber and hybrid construction. Find out more about sustainable building materials and techniques that allow to convert the construction sector from a carbon source to a carbon sink.

High-performance wooden building materials

22 September, 14:45-16:00 (CET)

Wood construction is seen as a prominent solution to reduce and reverse climate change as it is a way to capture and store carbon emissions long-term. But wood construction also faces many challenges. During the second event of the second Forestry Speed Dating series, two companies will show their sustainable innovations for high-performance wooden building materials.


Garnica – Innovative insulation panel products

Garnica is a world leader in the plywood industry. They work continuously to develop new products, combining different species of wood with new materials, always with the aim of proposing solutions to market needs. A recent product that will be presented is G-brick, a structural insulating panel with high mechanical performance recommended as a construction system in passive or high energy efficiency projects.

By Juan Albiñana, Chief Innovation Officer. Learn more

Avant Wood – Thermo Mechanical Timber Modification machines that turn lower value wood sources into higher value building materials

Avant Wood Finland will share the use case of the multi-award-winning Loeley project in Finland which is 7 years old and where outdoor cladding, decking and interior furniture like tables and doors were all made from low-value "trashwood". For the interior, birch plywood core waste was the raw material and for the outside, small diameter pine thinnings were used. Both raw materials are only considered good enough for thermal use as wood pellets or for pulp/paper but not for highly durable and long-lasting carbon sink furniture or building materials. The presentation will outline how the wood was modified to provide high-value durable end products and what the underlying features of the Avant Wood TMTM (Thermo Mechanical Timber Modification) process are.

By Matthias Gelber, Brand Ambassador Avant Wood. Learn more


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Presentation and Q&A Garnica, by Juan Albiñana


Presentation and Q&A Avantwood, by Matthias Gelber


Breakout rooms with speakers


Closure and presentation of next event



Target audience

Companies working in wood construction, sawmills, wood construction product & service providers, housing agencies, research organisations; all interested in wood construction.

Meet the innovators, get inspired and develop new partnerships

Forestry Speed Dating puts innovators in contact with potential partners and end-users, to speed up innovation and create new partnerships. Through a series of speed dating workshops, and facilitation of meeting with innovators, you can find inspiration and explore new solutions towards a sustainable forest circular bioeconomy for your area. 

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Date & Time

22 September 2022

14:45 16:00 Europe/Brussels

Bioregions Facility

+34 672 38 82 53

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