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.


  • IPPS 2019
    Last few days to register for IPPS 2019!
    We are looking forward to the IPPS 2019 conference in Llandudno on 8-9 October.
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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

It's one week until the IPPS 2019 conference. Registration for IPPS 2019 is still open, follow the registration link to book your place now.

We have a full line up of interesting and challenging topics for this year's event. This includes a Keynote speech by Marcel Vroege of Indufor Asia Pacific Ltd, on Future Availability of Feedstocks for the Global Wood Based Panel Industry. Technical sessions include VOCs and resin developments, Innovation, Standards and a session on Emerging themes of relevance to the industry, such as embodied carbon. To find out all the information and download the programme click here.

IPPS 2019 is sponsored by CRC Chemical Release Company Ltd, MDF Recovery Ltd, PPM Technology ltd, RFID direct Ltd and Sasol. It is supported by Wood Based Panels International. To find out more about our sponsors follow the links from the Sponsors page.

We are excited to announce a change of venue for this year's event - The Imperial Hotel is the location of the first EPPS conference many years ago, so seemed an ideal venue for our celebration of 30 years of the BioComposites Centre! Plenty of other highights will be added to the celebrations during the IPPS 2019 event, so do join us in Llandudno on 8th and 9th of October 2019.

Where did it all begin? We dug into our archive for photos from the first EPPS conference! Below is a picture from EPPS 1 and of the conference venue today. Watch out for more storeis and highlights in the run up to the event!


Further information will be added to this page over coming weeks, so do call back to this web page soon for updates.

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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.