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Department of Wood Improvement

The Department of Wood Improvement conducts research to improve the performance of wood materials by making them fire-resistant, more durable, climate resistant, and highly functional to cope with the expanded use of wood materials in new markets including housing, public construction, and civil engineering.

Researchers

  • ISHIKAWA, Atsuko ; Director
  • KAMIKAWA, Daisuke ; (Team) Leader

Chemical Processing Laboratory

  • MATSUNAGA, Masahiro ; Chief
  • KOBAYASHI, Masahiko
  • KANBAYASHI, Toru

Wood Protection Laboratory

  • MATSUNAGA, Hiroshi ; Chief
  • NISHIMURA, Takeshi
  • KAMBARA, Kohei
  • TAKASE, Ryo

Figure: Supercritical water treatment
Supercritical water treatment apparatus for saccharification of wood

Figure: preservatives performance
Field test site to estimate preservatives performance