Semester Course: 1st
Credits: 3 ECTS
Prerequisites: - Lecturers: José-Vicente Oliver
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  1. Objectives:
    To get advanced knowledge on the principal solid wood-based end products in their principal applications in the Mediterranean area (construction, furniture and packaging): design, raw materials, manufacturing processes, end products and quality control. To know the main end products based on cork: winemaking, construction and other uses. To know the most important innovation trends in added-value wood and cork-based products and their future markets.
  2. Programme topics:
    1. Module I: Introduction: wood as a sustainable and environmentally sound material for consumption products
    2. Module II: Building with wood in the Mediterranean region: structural and non structural uses of wood and wood-based panels in construction under Mediterranean conditions
    3. Module III: Wood in packaging and logistics
    4. Module IV: Living with wood: materials and trends in the furniture and interior design industry; Module V: Cork products: winemaking, construction and other uses
    5. Practical Module I: identification, description, characteristics, technological properties and industrial applications of the main wood and cork resources in the Mediterranean region
    6. Practical Module II: Innovation challenges for the Mediterranean forest products of the future
  3. Assessment:
    Resolution of practical exercises (50%) and final examination (50%).