IHD - a strong partner for research and development.
A warm welcome to the Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden gemeinnützige GmbH (IHD). As a private state-of-the-art research facility that operates worldwide, we support the wood industry and associated sectors in their drive for innovation with industry-oriented and application-focused R&D activities.
Dear customers and partners, the coronavirus pandemic has changed our daily life in the last months. Despite the existing restrictions, we are maintaining operations in IHD and EPH and are there for you. Our top priority is the health and protection of our employees and business partners. We have therefore introduced numerous protective measures to minimise the risk of infection and prevent the spread of the virus. We have limited visits and business trips, and appointments are largely made by telephone and video conferencing. In order to ensure the greatest possible safety for our employees, we ask you to coordinate visits in advance. If you have typical symptoms of illness such as cough, rhinitis, fever, loss of taste or have had direct contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case in recent weeks, we ask for your understanding that we cannot grant you access. All visitors to the IHD and EPH are requested to register at the reception desk and to disinfect themselves on entering the building. The contact distance of 1.50 m must be maintained. If this distance cannot be maintained, a mouth-nose cover should be worn. We ask you to act responsibly and to observe general rules of hygiene (e.g. avoiding handshakes, washing your hands more frequently, coughing and sneezing). Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Stay healthy!
Steam explosion pilot plant goes into operation
In the course of the "STEAMEX" research project (49VF200002) funded by the BMWi, an automated steam explosion plant was developed for the digestion of lignocellulosic raw materials. In combination with a closed collection tank, all material flows can be balanced and analysed.
1st Prize of the 2022 TIHD Research Award for the Flood Protection Door
On 23 June 2022, the Trägerverein des Instituts für Holztechnologie Dresden announced the winners of the 2022 TIHD Research Award, chosen from a shortlist of high-ranking applications. The 1st prize went to a project on the development of a front door made of wood featuring an integrated protective function against floods and heavy rains
EURODECK project successfully completed - user guide available
In April 2022, the research project "Quality and Assessment Program for Exterior Wood Coverings (EURODECK)", which was jointly conducted by IHD and Holzforschung Austria, was completed. The most important result is the "User's Guide for Exterior Wood Coverings", which for the first time provides a comprehensive quality and assessment program for this product group.