Professionals in the fiber and wood-based panels industry can benefit from an in-depth update on technology innovations, business challenges, and market opportunities at this year’s International Fiber/Wood-based Panels Conference, September 15-16, in Reston, VA, USA. Organized jointly by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, The MDF Yearbook, and Pöyry, the event features one and a half days of presentations, a complementary supplier tabletop exhibition, and extensive networking opportunities.
All-round industry view Opening with an overview of the industry in broad perspective from Robert Higham, Consultant Editor and Publisher, MDF Yearbook, the program moves through current technology topics, including one- and two-component waterborne finishes and multiphase acrylic coatings for MDF and improvements to the dimensional stability of bamboo WSB. An extended session on UV/EB technologies, hosted by RadTech International North America, and an evaluation of the global wood-based panels market outlook and trends from Tom Hartikainen, Principal, Forestry and Wood Products for Pöyry, are also features of the program. An expert discussion panel on industry and business management concerns, as well as a review of current M&A activity, complete the event’s all-round coverage of this lively value chain.
Full details of the International Fiber/Wood-based Panels Conference 2016 are available on the AWA Alexander Watson Associates website, www.awa-bv.com, where it is also possible to register online.