Project reports

The central field of the activities of the IHD is the application-oriented research and development in almost all areas of the raw material wood, its processing into wood-based materials and finished products as well as their refinement.

Please inform yourself about the completed research projects of our institute.

Projects 2018

Projects 2018:

Technical Approach to Avoid Biogenic Pollution in Church Organs
Project leader: Katharina Plaschkies

Transglutaminase-crosslinked Proteins as Binders for Wood-based Materials
Project leader: Dr. Detlef Krug

Development of Corrugated Structures Made of Ultra Thin MDF for Use in Lightweight Constructions and Packaging
Project leader: Dr. Christoph Wenderdel

Substitution of Synthetic Binders with Crosslinkable Vegetable Oils for Use on Cellulosic Substrates
Project leader: Dr. Christiane Swaboda

Heavy-duty, Textile-reinforced Panel-shaped Wood-based Materials for Warehousing Purposes
Project leader: Dirk Hohlfeld

Continuous Veneer Impregnation
Project leader: Dr. Melanie Horbens

Development of a Plane Motion, Humidity and Temperature Sensing System with an Emergency Call Function, for Integration into FurnitureDesigns – Sensor Padding
Project leader: Lars Blüthgen

Load-bearing Vacuum-insulated Components with Foam Glass Support Core for Various Applications (VIsus 3D)
Project leader: Jens Wiedemann

Encapsulated Synthetic Fungicides for Optimising Efficacy and Minimising Allergy Potential in Paints and Varnishes
Project leader: Dr. Florian Kettner

Joint Project Chemnitz Plus – Development of Demand-oriented Living Space Concepts in Universal Design
Project leader: Susanne Trabandt

Virtualisation in the Innovation Process for Design-based Consumer Goods Made of Flexible Materials
Project leader: Matthias Weinert

Development of a Method for the Early Detection of the Weather-related Failure of Plastic Coatings
Project leader: Dr. Lars Passauer

Evaluation of Extractor and Convection Hoods in Home Kitchens
Project leader: Martina Broege, Matthias Weinert

Projects 2017

UV-LED curable Coating Systems
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Mario Beyer

Plasma-based Surface Modifications of Wood and Wood-Plastic Composites and the Application of Electromagnetic Fields to Such Materials
Project leader: Dr. Rico Emmler

ALL ON EDGE - Development of Test Methods for Edges and Rims of Furniture
Project leader: Dr. Rico Emmler, Petra Schulz

Development of a Middle Layer and a Manufacturing Method for Lignocellulose Lightweight Panels with an Expansion Middle Layer of Laminated Veneer Strips
Project leader: Dirk Hohlfeld

Biomolecular Diagnostics of Wood and Woodbased Products
Project leader: Kordula Jacobs

Screening-test Method for the Reaction to Fire Performance of Wood-based Products
Project leader: Christine Kniest

Development of Wood Fibre Based Thermal Insulation Materials with Chromium-free Leather Shavings as a Wood Fibre Substitute
Project leader: Dr. Detlef Krug

IVHF-based Development of Wood-based Materials of an Optimised Density Profile
Project leader: Dr. Detlef Krug

Development of Permanently Fire-retardant Products of Spruce for construcTIon and Facade Elements
Project leader: Dr. Martin Fischer

Development of Fire-retardant 2C-PUR High-gloss Clear Coatings for High-grade Indoor Applications
Project leader: Dr. Lars Passauer

Development of Biobased Flame Retardants Based on P and N-functionalised Polyoses for the Fire Protection of Wood and Wood-based Materials
Project leader: Dr. Lars Passauer

Development of Alternative Substrates for the Cultivated Fungi Production from Renewable Resources and Residual Matter (PAS)
Project leader: Natalie Rangno

Through-drying and Cross-linking Method for Well Impregnable Timbers (Pine, Beech) Treated with Novel Highly Reactive Oils
Project leader: Dr. Christine Swaboda

Investigations of the Material Use of the Fibrous By-products from the Organosolv Process with the Aim to Manufacture Thin Fibreboards and Thick-walled Moulded Parts
Project leader: Tino Schulz

Development of a Plywood on the Basis of Formaldehyde-free Inorganic Bonding Agents
Project leader: Dr. Christoph Wenderdel

Metal-ion Cross-linked Modified Wheat Protein as Alternative Adhesive System - ProteoGlue
Project leader: Dr. Almut Wiltner

Manufacture of Low-formaldehyde Wood-based Materials by Applying Urea - UreaAdd
Project leader: Dr. Almut Wiltner

Projects 2016

Chemical Reactions of Wood Particles with Oleochemicals Reactants as a Basis for New Biobased Polymeric Materials
Project leader: Dr. Martin Fischer

Hygrothermal Vacuum-pressure Modification Procedure for Timber
Project leader: Dr. Wolfram Scheiding

Investigations on the Creeping Behaviour of Wood-Polymer Composites (WPC)
Project leader: Andreas Weber

Development of a New Technology for the Manufacture of Cement-bonded Particleboard of Adjustable Density Profiles
Project leader: Dr. Christoph Wenderdel

EUROPARQUET - Fundament for Uniform Assessement Procedures for Surface and Adhesive Quality, as well as Improvement of Climate Resistance of Parquet Floors
Project leader: Dr. Rico Emmler, Malgorzata Anna Adamska-Reiche

Jointing Solutions for the Toolless Assembly of Furniture Corpuses and Additional Assemblies for Non-Domestic Use
Project leader: Tony Gauser

Nursing-care Armchair for Immobile Persons
Project leader: Linda Geißler

Principle Investigations on the Heat-transfer Processes in Seating Superstructures Aiming at Improving the Behaviour of Heating-up and Cooling-down
Project leader: Andreas Gelhard

Methods for Finely Processing 3D Surfaces of Solid Wood (Blast Abrasion)
Project leader: Christine Kniest

Additive Manufacturing Methods on the Basis of Wood-based Materials (3D Printing)
Project leader: Jens Wiedemann

Tomographic Imaging System for the Non-destructive Quality Assessment of Trunk Wood Based on Ultrasonic and Radar Methods (UltraLog)
Project leader: Lars Blüthgen

Numerical an Physical Test Method to Prove the Load-reducing Properties of a Floor in the Event of a Fall
Project leader: Stefan Schmidt

Projects 2015

"VOC and Formaldehyde from Timbers at Increased Temperature and Increased Relative Humidity"
Project Leader: Dipl.- Chem. Karsten Aehlig

"Furniture Sauna – Laminar Structural Elements Being Disti nctive for Their High Thermal Resistance"
Project Leader: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Lars Blüthgen

"Investigation into Procedures of the Thermal Treatment of Solid-wood Panels (Thermo SWP)"
Project Leader: M. Sc. Martin Direske

"Procedure for Permanently Including Digitally Printed Images on Concrete into a Protective Coating System"
Project Leader: Dr.-Ing. Rico Emmler

"Development of an Innovative Electrostatic Spreading Procedure for Flexible Abrasives"
Project Leader: Dr.-Ing. Rico Emmler

"Procedures to Manufacture Inkjet-printed Jacket Materials, Using Novel Forms of Lacquering"
Project Leader: Dr.-Ing. Rico Emmler

"Development of Test Procedures for Novel Structures of Laminate Flooring"
Project Leader: Dr.-Ing. Rico Emmler

"Development of a Long-life, Water-based UV Lacquer as a System to Be Applied to Elastic Flooring on Site"
Project Leader: Dr.-Ing. Rico Emmler

"Multi-layer Solid-wood Panels with Functional Elements in the Middle Layer"
Project Leader: Dipl.-Ing. Jens Gecks

"Nanotechnological Surface Coating for Application in Formwork Free from Release Agents to Make Top-quality Concrete Surfaces"
Project Leader: Dipl.-Ing. (BA) Dirk Hohlfeld

"Molecular Markers for Diagnosing Mould and Actinobacteria, with Consideration of Pathogens of Invasive Mycoses"
Project Leader: Dipl.-Ing. Kordula Jacobs

"Fibre/Bonding Agent Interaction for Manufacturing MDF from Hardwood"
Project Leader: Dr. rer. nat. Detlef Krug

"Microstructure and Morphology in Cement-bonded Particle Boards"
Project Leader: Dr. rer. nat. Detlef Krug

"Development of Lignocellulose-containing Lightweight Hybrid Materials Produced Inline, Applying HF Pre-heating"
Project Leader: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Marco Mäbert

"Development of Procedures for Improving the Weathering Resistance of Transparently Coated, Resin-Impregnated High-pressure Laminated Wood"
Project Leader: Dr. rer. silv. Lars Passauer

"Development of a Novel, Reasonably Priced LCD-Array Technology for Diagnosing Practically Relevant Dry Rot Fungi"
Project Leader: Dipl.-Ing. Sc. Natalie Rangno

"Lignin-based Phenolic Resin Systems for the Manufacture of Sandwich Elements for the Building Industry"
Project Leader: Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Weber

"Minimisation of Crack-formation in TMT by Further Developing the Thermal Modification Procedure"
Project Leader: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Björn Weiß

Projects 2014

"Chemical Lignin Crushing Based on the FENTON Mechnism"
Project leader: Marco Mäbert

"Investigations into the Manufacture of Cardboard in the Dry Process"
Project leader: Tino Schulz

"Investigations on the Impact of the Chip Geometry and of the Wood Species on the Properties of Raw-density-reduced Chipboards Manufactured from Them, in the Context of Applying Lightweight Filler Materials"
Project leader: Tino Schulz

"Development of Procedures for the Manufacture of Products from Transparently Coated, Naturally Dark Timbers and Thermally Modified Timber (TMT)"
Project leader: Dr. habil. Mario Beyer

"Additives on a Montan Wax Basis for Hydrophobing Wood-based Materials"
Project leader: Dr. Detlef Krug

"Development of High-quality Semi-finished Products of Special Wood-based Materials for Application in Mechanical Engineering and in Conveyor Technology"
Project leader: Andreas Weber

"Manufacture of Moisture-resistant and Mould-resistant Insulating Fibreboards from Modified Fibres"
Project leader: Andreas Weber

"Modification of Beech by Drying Oils and Microwaves for Outdoor Use in Gardening and Landscaping"
Project leader: Dr. Christiane Swaboda

"Theoretical Elaboration of Design Requirements, Especially of the Choice of Materials, Analysis and Development of Suitable Hinge Systems for Foldable Piece of Furniture"
Project leader: Pierre Mouton

"Lightweight furniture Design Enabled by Folding Technology; Development and Proof of Suitability of New Solutions of Lightweight Design"
Project leader: Matthias Weinert

"Box Windows - Fits to Meet the Combined Requirements of Both Heat Insulation and Increased Noise Insulation for Application in New and Existing Buildings/Monuments"
Project leader: Kerstin Schweitzer

"Development of Powder-lacqueringProcedures for Indoorand Outdoor Wood Surfaces"
Project leader: Dr.-Ing. Rico Emmler

"Development of Solutions for Converting Existing Pre-fabricated Wooden Houses Following the Criteria of Universal Design"
Project leader: Susanne Trabandt

"Equipping Accomodations Facilities in Universal Design"
Project leader: Susanne Trabandt

"Scratch-proof Coating of Wood and Plastic Based on Silica-modified, Aqueous Polyethane Dispersion"
Project leader: Dr.-Ing. Rico Emmler

"Development of Test Procedures for the Faster  Prognosis of Long-term Preservation of Outdoor Wood Coating"
Project leader: Dr. habil. Mario Beyer

"Quantitative PCR Assay for Proving Dry Rot by Way of the Implemented Molecular Vitality Test"
Project leader: Kordula Jacobs

"Elaboration of Parameters for Evaluation Primer Coats for Inkjet Printing on Wood-based Materials"
Project leaders: Dr. Rico Emmler

"Chromate-free Fixation of Cooper by Hydrophobing"
Project leader: Dr. Christiane Swaboda

"Inline Determination of Formaldehyde Emission from Sawdust of Wood-based Material during Production"
Project leader: Martina Broege