International Wood Composites Symposium sponsored by Washington State University, APA and FPInnovations scheduled for April 5-7, 2011 in Seattle, Washington

TACOMA, Washington , November 22, 2010 (press release) – A Joint International Symposium on Wood Composites and Veneer Processing and Products will be held April 5-7, 2011 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center and the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, Washington. The three-day event represents a combination of Washington State University’s long-standing International Wood Composites Symposium along with the biannual International Symposium on Veneer Processing and Products.

The agenda for the joint symposium, sponsored by Washington State University, APA and FPInnovations, includes industry leaders identifying key global trends, challenges, and opportunities, and information about the latest technology innovations in MDF, fiberboard, particleboard, OSB, plywood, and LVL manufacturing. Additional topics include: raw material availability; life cycle assessment; fiber, strand, and veneer processing; specialty products; equipment and resin technology; product performance and standards; market and trade issues; and integrated technologies.

Papers on the included topics are invited for oral and poster presentations at the symposium. For more information, visit Washington State University’s International Wood Composites Symposium webpage.

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