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PTF BPI Conference 2016: Call for Papers Deadline

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The University of Tennessee, Center for Renewable Carbon, Forest Products and Timber Construction Department - Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, and Forest Products Society will collectively host the fourth edition of the Processing Technologies for the Forest and Biobased Products Industries Conference, October 25-26 at St. Simons Island, Ga., USA.

The conference is dedicated to the exchange of information and ideas about research on process technologies between industries and universities. Contemporary topics on: processing and product innovation; advances in material technology; marketing and education; wood and the environment; wood in construction; and furniture design will be presented.
Visit the website to learn more about the conference.
Abstracts are now being accepted. Deadline is May 20, 2016. Submit your abstract online.
Suggested Topics:
Processing and Product Innovation 
  • Continuous improvement, Six-Sigma, SPC, SSL, lean and other improvement methods 
  • Product-to-Process innovation 
  • Innovation in new sensors and processing the technologies.
Advances in Material Technology 
  • Utilization of low-value species 
  • Nanotechnology 
  • Adhesion 
  • Processing and material advancements 
  • Composites 
  • Chemistry 
  • New Products/Innovations. 
Marketing and Education 
  • Forest & green building certification 
  • Green building movement/markets 
  • Environmental product declarations 
  • Public perception 
  • Timber supply issues 
  • Export/import product and policy.
Wood and the Environment 
  • Environmental impacts 
  • Recycling and reuse 
  • Treated wood/preservatives 
  • Biofuels-bioenergy and feedstock supply impacts 
  • Designing for the environment. 
Wood in Construction 
  • Mass timber 
  • Wood moisture relations 
  • Wood quality and strength properties 
  • Paint coatings and finishing 
  • Solid wood and panel product development.
Furniture Design 
  • Advanced furniture design 
  • Advanced furniture materials 
  • Product-process furniture innovations.
Author Notification: June 20. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. Please include up to five key words with your submission. For more information, please contact the university by email.

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