International Wood Composites Symposium

2014 IWCS Agenda

All Symposium attendees have access to Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels + Co-Products Conference (NWBCC) events on Tuesday evening (4/29) and Wednesday morning (4/30) at no extra charge.

Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels + Co-Products Conference  
April 28-30, 2014

*Events offered to all IWCS attendees at no extra charge:*

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
NWBCC Poster Session and Reception

8:00 - Noon

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
NWBCC Biofuel Co-Products Session:
Value-added co-products across the supply chain     
Thomas Spink, Thomas Spink International
Ian Dallmeyer, Weyerhaeuser
Carter Fox, Weyerhaeuser
Jerry Gargulak, Borregaard LignoTech USA
James Stephens, Blue Marble Biomaterials
Robert Buchan, Cosmo Specialty Fibers
Mike Kessler, Washington State University

For more information visit the NWBCC website.

International Wood Composites Symposium

Day 1: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

8:00 am  IWCS Registration opens

1:00 pm

Welcome: Robert Tichy, Karl Englund, Vikram Yadama, Washington State University, Symposium Committee

1:10 pm

Distinguished Service Award

Moderator: Robert Tichy, Washington State University

1:30 pm

Tom Julia, President, Composite Panel Association
Market Forces and Regulatory Issues Facing the Composite Panel Industry

2:15 pm

Ed Elias, President, APA – The Engineered Wood Association
Entering an Age of Rediscovery

3:00 pm Break

SESSION I: Market Intelligence, Product Requirements
Moderator: Robert Tichy, Washington State University

3:30 pm

Bob Flynn, RISI
Latin American Plantation Forest Resources and Development of the Composite Wood Panel Sector

4:00 pm

Michael Zimmerman, Sauder Woodworking
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: MDF Mills and Laminating

4:30 pm

Todd Luce, Lynden Door
Dances with Elephants - The Life of a Wood Products Manufacturer in our Recovering Industry

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Technical Forum Poster Session and Reception:
Browse through poster displays and talk with vendors.
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer

International Wood Composites Symposium

Day 2: Thursday, May 1, 2014

 Symposium Check-in / Registration and Continental Breakfast begin at 7:00 am

SESSION II: Product and Process Innovation
Moderator: Ted Osterberger, RedBuilt

8:00 am

Chris Brandt, Weyerhaeuser Company
The Role of Structural Composite Lumber in Mass Timber Construction

8:30 am

Daniel Hindman, Virginia Tech
Mechanical, Acoustic, and Fire Properties of Southern Pine
Cross-Laminated Timber

9:00 am

Tim Schallich, Columbia Forest Products
Rotary Veneer Production from North America Hybrid Poplar Plantations

9:30 am Chunping Dai, FPInnovations
Optimization of Veneer Drying Processes

10:00 am Break

10:30 am

Todd Miller, Momentive Specialty Chemicals
Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Composite Wood Products

11:00 am

Tom Greten, Binos
The Binos Scalper - Forming the Future

11:30 am

Tomas Joscak, Dascanova GmbH
3-D Mat Modification for Continuous Wood-Based Panel Production

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

SESSION III: Adhesives

1:00 pm

Chip Frazier, Wood-Based Composites Center, Virginia Tech
Influence of Organic-fillers in Phenol-formaldehyde Wood Adhesion

1:30 pm

Kaichang Li, Oregon State University
A Blend of Natural Materials as a Superior Wood Adhesive

2:00 pm

Michel Delmas, Université de Toulouse       
Biolignin™, a Renewable Raw Material for Wood Adhesives      

2:30 pm Break

3:00 pm

Philip Humphrey, Adhesive Evaluation Systems, Inc.
Micro-structural Adhesion in Bio-composite Materials during their Heated Consolidation

3:30 pm

Paschalis Tsirogiannis, Chimar Hellas S.A.
Use of Nanomaterials to Enhance the Hydrophobicity and Oleophobicity of Laminated Wood Based Panels

4:00 pm

Luisa Carvalho, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal  
Recent Developments in the Performance of Formaldehyde Scavengers in Wood-Based Panels

 4:30 pm Adjourn

Endorsement Disclaimer

Papers presented on processes or machines feature analyses of operating principles and some of the technical programs encountered. They show some of the approaches taken to accomplish particular objectives; however, there is no implied endorsement of any machine, process, or product by virtue of its inclusion in this program.



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