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Photo from the fair: Nina Rismalm

Success for Northern Sweden Pavilion at LIGNA 2013

Published: 1 June 2013

Wood researchers from LTU Skellefteå have participated at the LIGNA fair in Hannover which is one of the world´s largest tradeshows for the Sawmill and Woodworking industry. The tradeshow had just over 2,000 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. This year it is was more than 90,000 visitors from the whole world.

A number of  companies and organizations from Northern Sweden participated together and showcased products, innovations and spearhead research.

The participants were Luleå University of Technology,  Renholmen, DataPolarna, Cartesia, Alent Drying, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, TräIN project and Västerbotten Investment Agency.

- It was fantastic that we could show that Northern Sweden is a region with large potential, great companies, leading in wood technology, wood research and full of new opportunities, says Nina Rismalm, project leader.


Professor Anders Grönlund. Photo: Nina Rismalm

The speaker that got the biggest audience at the mini seminar was  Anders Grönlund, Chair Professor for the Research Subject Wood Technology at Luleå University of Technology.

- The presence of Luleå University of Technology strengthens the image we wanted to create about the Nordic region says Nina Rismalm.