Holzforschung Austria - Austrian Forest Products Research Society (HFA-ÖGH) was founded in 1948. With currently 100 employees Holzforschung Austria is the largest research and testing institute for wood in Austria. From a technical point of view it is the only institute which addresses the entire value chain – beginning from the storing of wood in the forest, wood processing to the different products. Bordering disciplines such as surface coatings, wood preservatives and adhesives are also within its scope. Research activities are practice-oriented.