The 5th World Wood Day (WWD) was celebrated on March 21st and continued until March 26th in Long Beach California, USA to raise public awareness and understand the importance of wood in our society. The previous four celebrations were in Tanzania, China, Turkey, and Nepal. About 600 people from 85 countries attended this event at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. I am standing next to one of the various large tree root sections which were scattered around the different activities in the Center to provide the proper ambiance for the various activities. The overall theme of WWD 2017 ...

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The 1st International Conference on Timber Structures is being organised by the Wessex Institute in collaboration with the Technical Centre of Wood Industry in Belgium. Rapid advances have recently been made in the development and processing of innovative ecologically friendly wood products. A wide range of new structural shapes can now be fabricated and used to construct buildings and bridges which have minimal impact on the environment. Wood is particularly attractive since it is renewable and has no carbon footprint when it is harvested in a sustainable way. Timber structures are ecologically sound and comparatively low cost. The material lends ...

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The 2017 IUFRO All-Division 5 (Forest Products) Conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada from June 12th to 16th, 2017. The Conference is organized jointly by IUFRO Division 5, the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, FPInnovations, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology. In recognition of the pressing global need for the forest sector to be a leader in sustainability, diversification, and innovation, the theme of the 2017 IUFRO Division 5 Conference is: Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future. We are organizing a technical session on ‘The Mechanics and Associated Physico-Chemical Dynamics that Exists ...

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The latest information on the following subject areas will be available via plenary, technical and poster presentations, tabletop exhibits, and personal interactions with leaders in the field: •Structure and properties of adhesive systems •Bonding untraditional substrates •New wood-based bonded products •Bio-based and novel raw materials and adhesive systems, resin chemistry •Issues with commercial implementation of new adhesives •Impact of regulations and consumer preference •Fundamental understanding of wood bondingand adhesive-substrate interactions •Composites •Modeling •Engineered wood •Analytical and testing methodology •Energy concerns and opportunities For more information click WA17_Call_For_Papers

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The 2017 IUFRO All-Division 5 (Forest Products) Conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada from June 12th to 16th, 2017. The Conference is organized jointly by IUFRO Division 5, the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, FPInnovations, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology. In recognition of the pressing global need for the forest sector to be a leader in sustainability, diversification, and innovation, the theme of the 2017 IUFRO Division 5 Conference is: Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future. This Innovation/Sustainability theme will form a unifying basis for the week-long Conference and will guide ...

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October 12-13, 2015 27th Annual WMI Workshop on Design, Operation and Maintenance of Saws and Knives, Holiday Inn, Portland Airport, Portland, OR.  Call 925-943-5240; visit woodmachining.com.

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This year’s International Wood Composites Symposium offers an industry-driven symposium to address markets, policies, codes, new developments and innovations for the wood composites industry. Hear industry leaders identify key global trends, challenges, and opportunities. Network with people you want to meet in industry and research. Exchange ideas and discuss new developments in processes and products. Attend two days of presentations, a poster session, vendor displays, and a networking reception. We look forward to welcoming you to Seattle. Our best personal regards. For more information click here

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The University of West Hungary, the BOKU University and the International Academy of Wood Science are pleased to announce the call for papers for the conference “Eco-efficient Resource Wood”. Eco-efficient Resource Wood with special focus on hardwoods Sopron & Vienna, 2014. (14) 15-18th September Discover two Cities in the heart of Europe, and meet scientists, young researchers from all over the world, by accepting the invitation of the three organizers!

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DATE: May 20-21, 2014 LOCATION: USDA Patriot Plaza III Conference Center, 355 E Street SW, Washington D.C. AGENDA: Click here to view the agenda. INVITATION LETTER: Click here to view the invitation letter. The “Cellulose Nanomaterial – A Path Towards Commercialization” workshop is being organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in collaboration with and co-sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). This workshop will bring together high level executives from government and multiple industrial sectors to identify pathways for the commercialization of cellulose nanomaterials and facilitate communication across industry sectors to determine common challenges. The primary goal of ...

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