DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec – Marc-André Bérubé, project manager for sustainable finishing processes at the Cabinetmaking and Furniture Innovation Center (INOVEM), Cégep de Victoriaville, will discuss water-based finishing developments at Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO).

Bérubé’s presentation, “Water-based finishing products for the furniture and woodworking industry: Where are we?” is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 24 at the Centrexpo Cogeco in Drummondville.

Bérubé will present results from a study that eliminate barriers that prevent the furniture and woodworking industry from adopting water-based products. His session will also highlight the environmental, health and safety advantages of water-based finishes compared to organic solvent-based coatings that cause the emissions of large amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere.

Key takeaways of the seminar include:

  • Better understanding of waterbased systems;
  • Cost analysis for switching to waterborne coatings; and
  • Future research and study in the field of waterbased coatings at INOVEM.

Click here to access the full SIBO conference schedule and to register.

About CCI Canada
CCI Canada Inc., organizer of Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvre' (SIBO), is owned by CCI Media, a business-to-business media company focused exclusively on industrial wood products manufacturing markets in North America. CCI Media's flagship publication, FDMC magazine, circulates monthly in print and digital formats. CCI Media also publishes the bi-monthly Closets & Organized Storage magazine. Woodworking Network is the umbrella brand for the combined portfolio of wood manufacturing print, digital, and web products and industry events operated by CCI Media.

The company acquired the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo and SIBO in late 2015. WMS, Canada’s national industrial woodworking show, brings together more than 7,000 industry professionals and will next take place in fall 2021 in Mississauga, Ontario. In addition to WMS, CCI Media produces Wood Pro Expo Texas, a regional marketplace, being co-located with the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, March 11-13, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. CCI Media will also present the Executive Briefing Conference (EBC), Nov. 8-10, 2020, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.


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