Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Research Institute


NTI (Norsk Treteknisk Institutt ) is a private research association for sawmills and timber industry in Norway. Our 153 member companies represent sawmilling, woodworking, glulam, roof truss and timber frame industry, as well as related industry. The institute has 36 employees. Our main tasks are research and development projects, quality control, quality documentation, laboratory tests and diffusion of knowledge from R&D work for the Norwegian timber industry.


The Institute concentrates its work around the timber industry in Norway, and among our services you will find:

  • Management and execution of R&D projects
  • Quality control schemes
  • CE-marking and certification of wood based products
  • Courses 
  • Standardisation work 
  • Library 
  • Export oriented assistance 
  • Laboratory testing 
  • Consultancy services 

NTI offers competence in the following fields:

  • Quality management
  • Material- and production management
  • Timber drying
  • Bio energy
  • Timber processing and cutting tools
  • New technology for timber grading
  • Gluing technology
  • Wood preservation
  • Structural timber and timber constructions
  • Mechanical fasteners
  • Wood and Environment