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Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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Understanding Nanocellulose - The Forest Service produced a video that explains what nanocellulose is, how it’s produced, and what it can be made into. view

The Promise of Wood-Based Nanotechnology - Tiny as it may be, nanocellulose can have a huge impact on developing incredible green products while also restoring America’s forests ... view

Engineered Wood Products in Structural Systems for Residential Construction - This video series presents the latest information on engineered wood products commonly used in residential construction. The information was developed to assist ... view

Wood: A Better Way to Build - The American Forest Foundation, in partnership with the Forest Products Laboratory, recently released a video that gets to the heart of the many reasons "wood is good" ... view

About FPL

Celebrating 100 years of public service in 2010 - From the producers of the Greatest Good, the history of FPL's 100 years of accomplishments and public service... view


Celebrating 100 years of public service in 2010 - A pictorial guide to the history of FPL's 100 years of accomplishments and public service... view


Build A Better Home - Engineered wood products, used together in floor, wall, and roof systems, provide outstanding structural performance. However, like all building materials, their performance properties can be compromised by the intrusion of moisture. APA - The Engineered Wood Association has some construction details ... view

Moisture Management in Residential Construction Series - A video series that demonstrates construction techniques and building science principles that minimize moisture-related performance issues in the building enclosure... view

Wood Floor Systems in Residential Construction Series - This video series identifies construction techniques that minimize wood subfloor construction issues and highlights installation tips... view

In The News

V.I.P. Visit: Secretary of Agriculture Tours FPL - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack talks with FPL researchers about the wise use of wood ... view


Nanocellulose Pilot Plant Opens To Rave Reviews - Industry leaders, scientists, and political leaders discuss massive potential of wood-derived nanotechnology for rural jobs, wildfire prevention, and national defense... view

The Wood Handbook's International Appeal - An impressive number of international downloads demonstrate the need for unbiased information about wood and its many uses across countries and cultures... view

AP News - Forest Service Cracks Mystery Behind Broken Bats. AP News interviews FPL Research Scientist David Kretschmann... view


Fox News - Heads Up! Fox News interviews FPL Research Scientist David Kretschmann... view


The Big Break: Strength Testing of Glulam Beams - Massive wood beams break under pressure in FPL's state-of-the-art Centennial Research Facility... view

End of an Era: FPL's "Million-Pound Machine"
- The end for this historic piece of equipment that has been in use for more than 90 years... view

Government invites Industry, Academia to Discuss Major Wood-to-Energy Issues - USDA Deputy Under Secretary Blazer convened a roundtable discussion on wood-to-energy at FPL... view


Western Region Wood Building Workshop - This workshop brought together current thinking, research and industry practice to identify the obstacles to realizing the full lifecycle potential of ... view

Research Projects

Research Demonstration House - Exhibits on display at the Research Demonstration House ... view

Nanocellulose, Rethink Paper - The Forest Products Industry is constantly searching for ways to unlock incredible inovations... view

Termite Eradication: A search for the Holy Grail - One small Wisconsin town's large termite problems may well be over... view

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