Wood-based insulation

Forestry Speed Dating

End on 27 Jan 2023

Wood-based insulation

27 January, 10:00-11:15 (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 fifth event of the second Forestry Speed Dating series, two research projects will show their advances and results on sustainable innovations in wood-based insulation for the construction sector. 


IMIP: Innovative Modular Insulating Panels based on natural Cork and Wood 

The IMIP project aims to design, validate, and implement a new green building system to improve the energy efficiency of public buildings. Its systems are based on wood and natural cork, low-cost wood-based construction systems with high performance, compatible with conventional construction systems. The IMIP systems have excellent insulation performance thanks to the combination between wood and natural cork as one of the best natural and sustainable insulation materials.

By Salvador Gilabert, Researcher & Technical Director at UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. 

Wood Pulp Panels: Fibre panels for thermal building insulation 

Wood Pulp Panels are glue-free wood fibre panels for thermal building insulation. Applicable in roof or wall insulations they are a biobased alternative to most current insulation materials and breaking ground for closed loop circular value chain applications. Wood Pulp Panels for thermal building insulation were developed by VTT for the Basajaun project by using paper pulp (CTMP) in a foam forming process.

By Antti Oksanen, Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 


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Presentation and Q&A by UPC, Salvador Gilabert 


Presentation and Q&A by VTT, Antti Oksanen


Breakout rooms with speakers


Closure and presentation of next event



Target audience

Thermal insulation manufactures, pulp & paper and nonwoven companies, companies interested in implementing wood-based insulation systems, researchers, students and others interested in wood construction.

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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 bioeconomy for your area. 

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Date & Time

27 January 2023

10:00 11:15 Europe/Brussels

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