THE INTERNATIONAL PANEL PRODUCTS SYMPOSIUM IS THE LEADING TECHNICAL CONFERENCE ON WOOD BASED PANELS. IT IS AN IDEAL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY FOR SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY REPORTING DEVELOPMENTS IN PARTICLEBOARD, OSB, MDF, PLYWOOD AND FIBREBOARD.

Call for Papers: IPPS 2017

4 – 5th October 2017, Llandudno Wales, UK

The call for papers for IPPS 2017 is now open, and the call can be downloaded here. The deadline for abstracts has been extened to 5th May 2017.

A wide range of topics in wood based panels production, secondary processing and end use will be considered. For suggestions see the list below.

We will be pleased to receive papers and poster presentations in the following areas:

  • Panel performance, durability and weathering
  • Resin systems and bio-based resins
  • Innovation in wood based panels including: OSB, fibre based insulation materials, softboards, HDF and lightweight panels
  • Recycled and novel fibrous feedstocks
  • Processing technologies
  • Pre-processing, fractionation and pre-treatments
  • VOCs and emissions in service
  • Composition, visualization and microstructure

The conference programme will be decided shortly and advertised through this website.

A selection of high quality papers presented at the conference will be published in a special edition of the International Wood Products Journal.

One page abstracts (600 words in length) should be sent to the conference organiser by e-mail to ipps@bangor.ac.uk and should arrive no later than the 5th May 2017. Successful authors will be expected to provide a full paper for inclusion in the proceedings by 7th July 2017.