29. Dez 2022
The Office for Forests and Natural Hazards of the Canton of Bern launched the innovation competition "Ideenpool KliWa". Scrimber, a spin-off of TS3, was able to win the first prize.
Government Councillor Christoph Ammann and Co-Director Anja Simma with the happy winners at the award ceremony of the Innovation competition "Ideas Pool KliWa. Pictures: Office of Forests and Natural Hazards
The award is enormously important for Scrimber. Besides the proud prize money of Fr. 50'000, the canton supports us in the implementation of a pilot plant. Equally important is the proof that Scrimber is accepted in wide circles as a pioneering technology for a climate-friendly forest. By awarding Scrimber, the broad-based jury with experts from the timber industry and the administration shows how important the technology is for the modern timber industry and for a climate-friendly construction industry.
The prize money will help us to complete the many exciting tasks until a first scrimber plant can be built.
What is Scrimber?
Scrimber is a process that converts low-grade wood assortments into building products. It involves rolling wood into fiber strands and converting them into raw boards for cross-laminated timber panels and other building products.
Tree trunks are passed through several pairs of rollers and thus shredded into individual wood chips. The fiber strands remain intact.
Production of raw plates
The chaff is pressed into Scrimber CSC raw slabs in a continuous press.
Replacement for reinforced concrete
Scrimber can be used to create columns, beams and slabs for load-bearing areas. They replace reinforced concrete.
The wooden chaffs are dried and enriched with glue. The use of a bio-based adhesive is aimed for.
Glulam and cross laminated timber manufacturers process the Scrimber raw boards into finished building products.