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APA and EWTA gather for annual meeting 06 March, 2014 Nearly 400 APA members, Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA) members, staff, and spouses gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, California for the 2013 APA Annual Meeting last November. Marilyn Thomson of the APA sent this report. > read more

IPPS comes home 09 December, 2011

Introducing the 15th annual edition of IPPS (formerly EPPS), Rob Elias, director of organisers the BioComposites Centre, Bangor, looked to future challenges for the panel industry...

Full programme for a full house 06 December, 2010


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,...

Building for better times 14 June, 2010

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...

Call for action 17 August, 2009

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...

Adapt to survive 17 June, 2009

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

What’s with wood panels and the economy? 07 April, 2009

Has the US economy and panel market hit bottom yet?
No, according to expert economists and market analysts addressing the Forest Products Society in Corvallis, Oregon.
Bill Keil was there to bring this report

Viable solutions 10 December, 2008 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...

Holding together 10 December, 2008 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),...

APA members congregate in Las Vegas 10 December, 2008 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...

Papers on paper 06 October, 2008 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...

Venue in Vienna 06 October, 2008 The joint Annual General Meetings of the EPF and FEIC are normally held in June. However, this year, due to the fact that the UEFA European Football Championships were partly held in Vienna –...

Engineered wood and composites draw interest 06 October, 2008 The 4th International Conference on Advanced Engineered Wood & Hybrid Composites drew attendees from throughout the world to Bar Harbor, Maine, in mid-summer.
The session, sponsored by the...

More than just trees 15 August, 2008 Forest Products Society members gathered in late June in St Louis, Missouri, US, for their 62nd annual meeting where chairman Steve Winistorfer presided over a large number of interesting presentations, as Bill Keil reports. A total of 111 speakers presented the latest in forest products and forestry research, with another 92 presenting posters at this year’s FPS meeting. First place Wood Award was presented to Joseph E Jakes, USDA Forest Service et al, for characterisation of modified wood cells using nano-indentation.

A lot to learn 13 June, 2008

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.

Keeping positive 12 May, 2008 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. During his...

No stress in Stresa 28 August, 2007 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...

Global information for international audience 22 December, 2005

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...

How a dream came true 10 November, 2005

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...

Current issues 28 July, 2005

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...

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