The Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) was created in
1954 as the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) under the then Bureau of Forestry.
It was located, as it is now, in the campus of the University of the Philippines
Los Baños - College of Forestry and Natural Resources (UPLBCFNR).
The Laboratory was established in response to the need for information and
technology on the utilization of timber resources as well as non-wood forest