Our organisation

Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH (Wood K Plus) is a research organization based in Austria specialized in wood and wood-related renewable resources in Europe.

Core competencies are materials research and process technology along the complete value chain – from raw materials to finished products.

Our role in the project

Within SSbD4CheM project Wood K plus Team Biobased Composites, Applications & Processes (BCP) is focusing on formulation development, namely Wood Plastic Composites (WPC) with optimized emissions and improved circularity for the automotive sector.

Further, Team Coating Technologies of Wood K plus is developing renewable self-cleaning/water repellent and antimicrobial treatments for apparel textiles with reduced VOC emissions and coating thickness.

Indoor Quality & Emission Control Team supports other two groups with improved detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) & Exposure assessment of composite materials and coatings in close cooperation with Tofwerk and VITO.

Wood K plus groups are developing safe and sustainable materials (composites and coatings) with improved sustainability and safety for the automotive and textile value chain in close cooperation with CTCR, Korteks and CRF.

Main persons involved

Cornelia Rieder-Gradinger
Team leader emission testing group


Ivana Burzic
Senior Researcher WP7 leading


Katrin Fradler
Senior Researcher Use Case WP7.2


Claudia Pretschuh
Senior Researcher Use Case WP7.1


Martin Lindemann
Senior Researcher Use Case WP7.1