Oktober 8, 2014

19.30 Welcome Party by iVTH, EPF and industrial partners

October 9, 2014

9.00 – 16.50 Scientific presentations

9.00 Bo Kasal and Kris Wijnendaele:
Welcome and opening.

9.10 Ladislaus Döry, President of EPF:
Current situation of the European wood-based panel industries.

9.40 Georg Lange, BDF (D):
Requirements of the German prefabricated house industry on modern wood-based materials.

10.10 Shizehiko Suzuki, Shizuoka University (J):
The market / products situation in Japan.

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 Fred Kamke, Oregon State University (US):
Composite panel research in the US.

11.20 Thomas A. Julia, CPA (US):
US EPA rules, CARB revision and biomass issues in North America.

11.40 Adalbert Westermann, Pfleiderer (D):
Megatrends – Tail wind for the wood-based panel industry.

12.00 Ulf Könekamp, Wolfgang Schröder, Dieffenbacher / Siemens (D):
Industry 4.0 – Great dream or tangible reality.

12.20 – 13.50 Lunch break

13.50 Alex Berg, Universidad de Concepción (RCH):
Raw material assortments for the wood-based panel industry in South America.

14.20 Martin Ohlmeyer, Thünen Institute, Hamburg (D):
Fiber Cube – an innovative system to measure fiber size for MDF quality control.

14.40 Christian Hübsch, Charles Markessini, UPM Biochemicals (D) / Chimar Hellas (GR): Lignin based binders: an industrial reality.

15.00 Ricardo Ferrari, Globus (I):
Fully automatic sharpening knives system, a new era for saving money and improves performance of ring flakers mills in particleboard production.

15.20 – 15.50 Coffee break

15.50 Uli Hilbers, Bernd Bergmann, GreCon (D):
„Formator“ for perfect forming.

16.10 Christoph Wenderdel, ihd Dresden (D):
Dry process cardboard production – an alternative for manufacturers of wood-based panels.

16.30 Marie-Lise Roux, FCBA (F):
Particleboards for furniture industry: what link between the homogeneity of board and resistance to impact on faces of panels.

16.50 – 17.45 Panel discussion

19.00 Sasol Wax evening reception

October 10, 2014

9.00 – 12.20 Scientific presentations

9.00 Harald Schwab, Fraunhofer WKI (D):
Mathematical and metrological linking of various international chamber test methods used for determination of formaldehyde release of wood based panels.

9.30 Tobias Schripp, Fraunhofer WKI (D):
Enhancing the quality assurance for formaldehyde testing: the HCHO reference source by WKI.

9.50 David Harmon, Momentive (US):
CARB implementation in the USA.

10.10 Giulio Merlino, Gruppo Frati SpA (I):
Air emission monitoring in WBP plants.

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 Sascha Bicke, Holger Militz, Göttingen University (D):
Development of a dimensional highly stable and durable laminated veneer lumber (LVL) from European beech (Fagus sylvatica) by impregnation with low molecular weight phenol formaldehyde resin.

11.20 Georges Francis, Advachem (BE):
New MUF resins for OSB.

11.40 Dirk Grunwald, Jan Stroobants, Huntsman (BE):
Wood based panels with enhanced properties – what is possible with MDI today.

12.00 Paschalis Tsirogiannis, Chimar Hellas (GR):
Use of nanomaterials to enhance the hydrophobicity and oleophobicity of laminated wood based panels.

12.20 Peter Meinlschmidt, Fraunhofer WKI (D):
Modern sorting techniques for increasing the share of recovered wood in particleboard production.

12.20 – 13.15 Panel discussion

13.15 Closing remarks


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