The Forest Products Development Center (FPDC) is the hub for scholarly research and economic development for the 2nd largest industry in the state. Based on industry demand, we have also created a new undergraduate curriculum in the area of Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging. The 21st Century will consist of new products such as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), agricultural-plant based adhesives for a better carbon footprint, and nanotechnology to improve materials all around us. We are poised to be the go-to place for new biobased materials from forestry and agriculture and believe in diversity, respect, and multidisciplinary team work. Please visit our Biomaterials and Packaging Expertise at the top of this page.
Last modified: November 12, 2021