Welcome to the Wood Research Laboratory (WRL).​ WRL is a unit in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, located in the FPRD Building on the Purdue University main campus.​ ​

The WRL mission is to:​

  • Develop new knowledge and add value to biomaterials
  • Encourage innovation in wood-based products
  • Improve wood products engineering
  • Develop new processing technologies
  • Develop new uses for wood residues
  • Assist Indiana wood products manufacturers
FPRD building
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