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Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592


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FPL Higher yields - Significantly increased lumber yield through wood processing by developing new saw blade technology. This resulted in better utilization of each log.

Increased service life - Pioneered research and development of plywood for exterior use.



fpl Benefiting the war effort - Using fundamental information on wood properties, fasteners, and engineering design, developed packaging standards to assist the country in winning World Wars I and II.

Protecting wood surfaces - Developed 'FPL Natural Finish' to protect wood siding without the problems of other surface finishes.

Using the residues - Improved panel products such as hardboard, particleboard, flakeboard, and insulation boards by applying process knowledge developed at the FPL.