Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

9th European Wood-Based Panel Symposium 2014: A well established meeting place for the industry

05.11.2014

The European Wood-Based Panel Symposium has established itself as the meeting place for the international wood-based panel industry. From 8 to 10 October 2014, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI and the European Panel Federation EPF, with support from the International Association for Technical Issues Related to Wood iVTH and Sasol Wax, organized the 9th European Wood-Based Panel Symposium in Hanover.

About 260 experts from Germany and abroad were informed by means of 24 specialist presentations on topics such as “Raw Materials”, “Environment and Health” and “Markets and New Technologies for Wood-Based Materials”. Compared to the 8th Symposium, the number of presentations has been reduced, in order to individually provide the participants with sufficient time to ask the speakers questions.

Lazlo Döry, President of EPF, had an optimistic view of the current situation regarding the European wood-based panel industry. For MDF, OSB and insulation boards, Lazlo Döry forecasts growth in 2014, whereas no increase can be expected for particle boards.

The range of topics of the other presentations was wide: from the market situation in Asia and North America and the provision of raw materials in South America through the requirements of the German pre-fabricated house industry to the most important megatrends in Europe.

The topic of formaldehyde was also covered in presentations on the CARB regulation in the USA and the development of an HCHO reference source. The technological presentations addressed such topics as sorting techniques for the recycling of waste wood, new adhesive systems and the further development of system technology.

The evening event, supported by the company Sasol Wax, took place in a relaxed atmosphere in the garden hall of the New Town Hall in the centre of Hanover. During the event, Dr. Hans Schroeder, a long-standing member of the WKI Board of Trustees and the iVTH Advisory Board, was awarded the Wilhelm Klauditz Medal. As Head of Division at the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture, Dr. Schroeder was actively involved in wood and forest science.

He campaigned for the initial funding of a research and development cluster for the wood industry and wood science in the states of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Hessen which encompassed the entire forestry-timber value chain. From this, the Lower Saxony Competence Network for Sustainable Wood Utilization arose in 2005. The award was presented by Professor Dr.-Ing. Bohumil Kasal, Institute Director of the WKI, together with Prof. Dr. Rainer Marutzky from the iVTH.

Over 260 participants from 28 countries took part in the 9th Wood-Based Panel Symposium 2014. About 50 % of the participants were from Germany, 40 % were from Europe and 11 % were from overseas. The Symposium is aimed primarily at wood-based panel manufacturers, the supply industry and research institutions. The presentations given during the Symposium can be ordered on CD from Mrs Heike Pichlmeier via the E-Mail address info@wki.fraunhofer.de for the price of 50 euro.

The Wilhelm Klauditz Medal is awarded by the International Association for Technical Issues Related to Wood and the Fraunhofer WKI in recognition of special achievements and dedication in the field of wood research. The award has been presented 16 times up until now.


Weitere Informationen:

http://www.wki.fraunhofer.de/en/press-media/pi_9-ehws_press-release1.html  - Press release

Kommunikation | Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

More articles from Event News:

nachricht ICTM Conference 2019: Digitization emerges as an engineering trend for turbomachinery construction
12.12.2018 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT

nachricht New Plastics Economy Investor Forum - Meeting Point for Innovations
10.12.2018 | DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.

All articles from Event News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Data storage using individual molecules

Researchers from the University of Basel have reported a new method that allows the physical state of just a few atoms or molecules within a network to be controlled. It is based on the spontaneous self-organization of molecules into extensive networks with pores about one nanometer in size. In the journal ‘small’, the physicists reported on their investigations, which could be of particular importance for the development of new storage devices.

Around the world, researchers are attempting to shrink data storage devices to achieve as large a storage capacity in as small a space as possible. In almost...

Im Focus: Data use draining your battery? Tiny device to speed up memory while also saving power

The more objects we make "smart," from watches to entire buildings, the greater the need for these devices to store and retrieve massive amounts of data quickly without consuming too much power.

Millions of new memory cells could be part of a computer chip and provide that speed and energy savings, thanks to the discovery of a previously unobserved...

Im Focus: An energy-efficient way to stay warm: Sew high-tech heating patches to your clothes

Personal patches could reduce energy waste in buildings, Rutgers-led study says

What if, instead of turning up the thermostat, you could warm up with high-tech, flexible patches sewn into your clothes - while significantly reducing your...

Im Focus: Lethal combination: Drug cocktail turns off the juice to cancer cells

A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth – this was discovered by researchers from the University of Basel’s Biozentrum two years ago. In a follow-up study, recently published in “Cell Reports”, the scientists report that this drug cocktail induces cancer cell death by switching off their energy supply.

The widely used anti-diabetes drug metformin not only reduces blood sugar but also has an anti-cancer effect. However, the metformin dose commonly used in the...

Im Focus: New Foldable Drone Flies through Narrow Holes in Rescue Missions

A research team from the University of Zurich has developed a new drone that can retract its propeller arms in flight and make itself small to fit through narrow gaps and holes. This is particularly useful when searching for victims of natural disasters.

Inspecting a damaged building after an earthquake or during a fire is exactly the kind of job that human rescuers would like drones to do for them. A flying...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

ICTM Conference 2019: Digitization emerges as an engineering trend for turbomachinery construction

12.12.2018 | Event News

New Plastics Economy Investor Forum - Meeting Point for Innovations

10.12.2018 | Event News

EGU 2019 meeting: Media registration now open

06.12.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Pressure tuned magnetism paves the way for novel electronic devices

18.12.2018 | Materials Sciences

New type of low-energy nanolaser that shines in all directions

18.12.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

NASA research reveals Saturn is losing its rings at 'worst-case-scenario' rate

18.12.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>