Since the 1970s IRG has been the dominant international forum for scientific papers on wood protection
The Annual Conferences have offered the most diverse programme, covering all aspects of wood durability and wood protection
The Annual Conferences have also become an important, as well as highly appreciated, part of Members networking and allowing for face-to-face informal interactions
Awards for young scientists have facilitated Conference participation (RCA) and scientific development
Newsletters, website, Facebook, LinkedIn and WeChat help personal Members and Corporate Members to be updated on what’s going on within the Group but also out there in the wider world of wood products protection science and technology
The searchable database with IRG Documents (Compendium) provides a valuable source of scientific information
The permanent Secretariat provides various services for all categories of the Members
In the past 50 years there have been profound changes in the wood protection industry, wood protection values and in the wood protection scientific community. IRG seeks to respond to and/or participate in the ever changing global landscape. It is a fact that much wood protection science is driven by global currents in the environment, forestry, and climate impacts. The IRG provides an active forum for the development of a wide variety of responses and viewpoints in this time of continuous change in the world’s approach to the use of wood-based materials across a broad spectrum of applications as well as political and environmental situations.