Press release

Call for papers for the 12th European Wood-based Panel Symposium in Hamburg

Braunschweig / 9.1.2020

From 30th September to 2nd October 2020, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI, and the European Panel Federation (EPF), in collaboration with the International Association for Technical Issues related to Wood (iVTH) and Sasol Wax, will be presenting the 12th European Wood-based Panel Symposium at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg. The submission of abstracts for presentations at the event will remain possible until 31st January 2020 via the event website.

The European Wood-based Panel Symposium offers participants the opportunity to obtain information concerning the most important trends and current challenges in the wood-based materials industry. For what is already the 12th time, this event provides a forum in which manufacturers, suppliers and users can exchange information and network with one another.

More than 300 participants are expected from Germany and abroad. They will be able to conduct in-depth discussions during the breaks and at two evening events. The EPF, iVTH, Sasol Wax and further industrial enterprises extend their invitations to the events. This time, even more scope will be offered for personal exchange through the extension of the breaks and the special conception of the evening events.

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Sustainability through the utilization of renewable raw materials has formed the focus at the Fraunhofer WKI for more than 70 years. The institute, with locations in Braunschweig, Hanover and Wolfsburg, specializes in process engineering, natural-fiber composites, wood and emission protection, quality assurance of wood products, material and product testing, recycling procedures and the utilization of organic building materials and wood in construction. Virtually all the procedures and materials resulting from the research activities are applied industrially.