Empa - the place where innovation starts
Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
The Cellulose & Wood Materials Laboratory investigates naturally existing structures in wood-based materials and the interactions between renewable polymers, nanoparticles and colloids. The main goal of this development work is to find energy-efficient ways to build high-performance materials that contribute to a sustainable future. To this end, we are working together with researchers and industry on important technological challenges