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2014 IWCS


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 SpinkThomas Spink International
Ian DallmeyerWeyerhaeuser
Carter FoxWeyerhaeuser
Jerry GargulakBorregaard LignoTech USA
James StephensBlue Marble Biomaterials
Robert BuchanCosmo Specialty Fibers
Mike KesslerWashington 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

 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

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
10:30 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

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  
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

2014 Sponsors

Global leader in release agents, sealers, and primers that maximize productivity in the Wood Composite Industry.

Momentive LogoMedium

A global leader in specialty chemicals and materials.


APA – The Engineered Wood Association


We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

PSC Logo Hi-res

Manufactures NIR and RF analyzers for engineered, composite and solid panel wood applications.


A National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, I/UCRC, providing fundamental research and education to the wood-based composites industry.


Moist Tech is a manufacturer of Near Infrared and Radio Frequency Moisture/Resin sensors for MDF,PB,OSB, Fiberboard, and BioMass products.

GreCon Logo HiRes

Spark Detection & Extinguishment, In-Line Quality Assurance Systems.


For more than three decades, Huntsman has been a consistent supplier of MDI-based resin binder solutions to the composite wood panel industry.

Arclin _4C_TAG

Bonding and surface solutions for commercial and residential building.


2012Metriguard color

New in 2014 – Rail Shear Tester for web stock. Celebrating 40 years of grading & testing equipment for panels, composites, veneer & lumber.

Samuel Logo 2

Providing automatic Bar Coding, Ink Jet Grade Marking and Ink Jet Stenciling systems to lumber and panel mills for over 20 years.

Humphrey AES Logof

Adhesion analysis and optimization for the biosciences, engineering composites, aerospace,and adhesive synthesis.