Weyerhaeuser has been developing technology based on trees for over 100 years. Here is a cross-section of technology we have developed:
How will trees continue to be the source of our technology? Opportunities we’re working on include:
- Bioproducts – We’re collaborating with several universities, national laboratories, and technology-based companies to research the conversion of forest products into bioproducts. One result, Catchlight Energy, is a 50-50 joint venture with Chevron Corporation focused on developing the next generation of renewable transportation fuels from nonfood sources.
- TencelWeb™ – Lenzing and Weyerhaeuser have commissioned a pilot plant to explore the commercial potential of TencelWeb™, a new technology to produce nonwoven fabrics directly from lyocell. TencelWeb™ provides a cellulose-based alternative to petroleum-based nonwovens used in industrial and personal care products.