The BioComposites Centre has announced the dates for this year’s International Panel Products Symposium. IPPS 2011 will be held in Llandudno (Wales, UK) on October 5-6, 2011.

The call for papers for IPPS is also available, and interested researchers and companies should see the website ( for full information.

This year the conference returns to a full conference format (after a successful Master Class in 2010), covering the essential feedstock, resin, processing and production topics necessary for success in a competitive business environment.

The organisers are also keen to present the fundamental aspects – chemical composition, visualisation and microstructure – which allow research to confidently drive changes in board properties and achieve efficiencies in production.