Program for the 13th European Wood-based Panel Symposium has been finalized

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From the 9th to the 11th of October 2024, the Fraunhofer WKI and the European Panel Federation (EPF) in cooperation with the International Association for Technical Issues Related to Wood (iVTH) and the company Hywax GmbH will be hosting the 13th European Wood-based Panel Symposium at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg. The presentation program has now been finalized.

Participation in the European Wood-based Panel Symposium provides guests with the opportunity to obtain information on the most important trends and current challenges in the wood-based materials industry. For the 13th time, the event is once again the forum for interaction and networking between manufacturers, suppliers and users.

Top-class specialist presentations on the topics of markets, resources, recycling, resins and material developments will be complemented by the new topic of artificial intelligence. Among others, Daniel Schwartze (Dieffenbacher GmbH) and Gregor Bernardy (Siempelkamp Maschinen und Anlagenbau GmbH) will provide insights into the most important trends within the sector.

Researchers from the Fraunhofer WKI will be giving presentations on material developments and resins:

  • Dr. Moira Burnett (Fraunhofer WKI): Impregnation and bonding of hybrid wood-based materials in automotive body shell
  • Dr. Steven Eschig (Fraunhofer WKI) and Christin Koch (University of Kassel): Bio-based, switchable adhesives for reshapable wood-woodcomposites
  • Bettina Meyer (Fraunhofer WKI) and Sandro Ciroi (CATAS SPA): 10 important facts you should know about the new European formaldehyde requirements (REACH)

The more than 300 participants expected from Germany and abroad will be able to engage in intensive discussions during the breaks and at two evening events. Hywax GmbH and other industrial companies are inviting participants to attend the events.

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