Events Archive

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December 2010

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06 Dec - 06 Dec

Full programme for a full house
URL: http://www.europanels.org/
Organised jointly by the European Panel Federation (EPF) and the German research institute, Fraunhofer WKI, this symposium’s large attendance was a credit to both organisations, especially given the tough economic climate.

June 2010

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14 Jun - 14 Jun

Building for better times
URL: building-for-better-times
Around 125 registrants from seven countries greeted 23 speakers under sodden skies, interspersed with blue patches revealing Seattle’s bayfringed skyscrapers. The pundits appeared to agree that the worst of the economic conditions had, or soon would, pass.

August 2009

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17 Aug - 17 Aug

Call for action
URL: http://www.anfta.net/
The annual gathering of the European Panel Federation (EPF) and the European Federation of the Plywood Industry (FEIC), hosted by a different national association each year, was held this June close to the magnificent cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

June 2009

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17 Jun - 17 Jun

Adapt to survive
URL: http://www.wsu.edu/
Washington State University held its 43rd annual International Wood Composites Symposium in Seattle, Washington State and Bill Keil was there to bring us this report

December 2008

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10 Dec - 10 Dec

Holding together
URL: www.europanels.org
Opening the symposium at the Maritim Hotel, Hannover airport, Kris Wijnendaele, secretary general of both the European Panel Federation (EPF) and European Federation of the Plywood Industry (FEIC), pointing out that federations can offer little except communication, appealed to a sector of the audience: “Technical people, your challenge is to develop new products and solutions with your customers to create [more] demand”.

10 Dec - 10 Dec

APA members congregate in Las Vegas
URL: http://www.apawood.org/
Some 340 wood panel and other wood manufacturers and suppliers gathered at the annual APA meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada in late September to hear some good news and some bad news. The attendance total was only slightly less than 2007 – somewhat surprising in light of the financial and market conditions.

10 Dec - 10 Dec

Viable Solutions
URL: www.bc.bangor.ac.uk
Helsinki University of Technology’s (TKK) Department of Forest Products Technology is well-known in the international wood products industry for its expertise in wood generally, but particularly in veneer-based panel products such as plywood and laminated veneer lumber (LVL).

October 2008

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06 Oct - 06 Oct

Venue in Vienna
URL: http://www.europanels.org/
Helsinki University of Technology’s (TKK) Department of Forest Products Technology is well-known in the international wood products industry for its expertise in wood generally, but particularly in veneer-based panel products such as plywood and laminated veneer lumber (LVL).

06 Oct - 06 Oct

Papers on paper
URL: www.tappi.org
A pulp and paper industry association may seem to have little to do with the panel industry, but the Decorative and Industrial Laminates (DIL) Committee works hard to put together a very relevant conference every two years.

06 Oct - 06 Oct

Engineered wood and composites draw interest
URL: http://www.aewc.umaine.edu/
The 4th International Conference on Advanced Engineered Wood & Hybrid Composites drew attendees from throughout the world to Bar Harbor, Maine, in mid-summer.

September 2008

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21 Sep - 23 Sep

Keeping positive
URL: http://www.apawood.org/
Luxurious Palm Springs, California, and its Hyatt Grand Champions resort at Indian Wells, was the venue where nearly 400 members and suppliers assembled for APA's 70th annual meeting.

August 2008

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15 Aug - 15 Aug

More than just trees
URL: http://www.forestprod.org/

June 2008

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13 Jun - 13 Jun

A lot to learn
URL: http://www.wsu.edu/
The International Wood Composite Symposium seems to have made a permanent move to Seattle, Washington from its long-time home at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. In fact, meeting veterans still refer to it as the 'Pullman meeting'. Attendance stood at 173 and of these, 25% were board manufacturers, 50% suppliers, 20% education and research and 5% associations. Kelly Shotbolt, president and ceo of North America's largest MDF and particleboard producer, keynoted the symposium.

August 2007

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28 Aug - 28 Aug

No stress in Stresa
URL: www.europanels.org
Stresa, on the banks of Lake Maggiore in the Italian Alps, made a spectacularly beautiful and stress-free location for the EPF and FEIC annual meetings. Tearing themselves away from the great outdoors, delegates heard from their two federations about the opportunities and challenges facing their industries.

October 2006

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11 Oct - 11 Oct

Global information for international audience
URL: http://www.bc.bangor.ac.uk/
Llandudno, on the coast of north Wales, once again supplied unseasonably warm, and dry, spring-like weather as over 100 delegates assembled from 28 countries at the North Wales Conference Centre for the three days of the ninth EPPS.

November 2005

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10 Nov - 10 Nov

How a dream came true
URL: http://www.wemhoener.de/
Close to 150 delegates attended the International 3-D Symposium, organized by Heinrich Wemhöner GmbH & Co KG of Herford to present and discuss the latest in 3-D technology and its many and varied applications.

July 2005

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28 Jul - 28 Jul

Current issues
URL: http://www.wsu.edu/
The annual April ‘Pullman Symposium’ drew 200 panel people from 11 countries to Washington State University in early April. Where once particleboard ruled the event, this year’s session centred on the wood-plastic combinations that are drawing so much interest. Powder surface coatings and integral panel colouring also drew attention as well as air quality control.

January 2005

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03 Jan - 03 Jan

A chance to learn and discuss
URL: www.europanels.org
The European Panel Federation (EPF) and the Fraunhofer Institut for Wood Research (WKI) got together once again to organise their fourth symposium in mid-September at the Maritim Grand Hotel in Hanover. The last event was held on September 12, 2001, the day after the terrorist attacks in the US.