Forestry and Forest Products Research Centre

About ffp

ffp - the Forestry and Forest Products Research Centre - is a joint venture between CSIR's Natural Resources and the Environment operating unit and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, an initiative that brings together academia and sector research.

Our focus lies in maximising value extraction for plantation-grown softwoods and hardwoods, within the solid wood pulp and paper processing sector and the plantation growing industries that support it. We achieve this through:

  • aligning our research strategy and activities with market needs;
  • improving knowledge of the forest resource, and its impact on processing industries through scientifically excellent research and development; and
  • transferring knowledge to the market through innovative solutions