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.


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    The IPPS 2019 conference will mark 30 years of the BioComposites Centre. We are planning a very special event in Llandudno on 8-9 October. Watch this page for more details.
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Welcome to the International Panel Products Symposium homepage. IPPS is the leading technical conference on wood based panels, including all aspects of panel production technology, feedstocks, resins and additives, market analysis and the use of wood based panels in furniture and construction applications. The full conference runs every two years, and in the intervening year a Masterclass allows a focused look at important topics in a more informal learning-friendly environment.

IPPS 2019

8th - 9th October 2019

The BioComposites Centre are pleased to announce the dates for IPPS 2019. The conference returns to Llandudno on 8th and 9th of October 2019.

The call for papers has been extended, and is open until 15th March. You can download the call for papers here, with all the information you need. Please submit your abstracts (approx 600 words or 1 page) for consideration to the conference editor.

Further information will be added to this page during the spring term, so do call back to this web page soon for updates.

Topics accepted

Are you interested in presenting a paper at this year's conference? The editorial team would be happy to receive abstracts on many areas relating to wood based panels and other innovative timber composites. Spaces are available for oral or poster presentations. Suggested research areas are listed below:
  • Innovation in wood based panels including: OSB, MDF, HDF and particleboard
  • Lightweight panels
  • Products for modern methods of construction, including fibre based insulation systems, softboards, multi-layer panel materials,
  • Panel performance
  • Recycling and cascading uses of biomass materials
  • Processing technologies and pre-treatments
  • Resin systems and bio-based resins
  • Fire retardants, additives and preservative treatments
  • Indoor air quality and legislation for emissions in service
  • Visualization and analytical techniques

Abstracts should be up to 600 words in length, and received by 15th March 2019. Oral presentations will be presented in English and a paper included in the conference proceedings if received before 5th July 2019. Poster presentations are also welcomed. A selection of high quality papers will also be published in a conference edition of the International Wood Products Journal.

Abstracts can be sent to The Conference Organiser, IPPS 2019, The BioComposites Centre, Deiniol Road, Bangor, LL57 2UW. Alternatively email your abstract to


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IPPS 2017 review

If you missed IPPS 2017 you can read more about the event in our short review here. You can also read the Wood Based Panels International write up by clicking this link.