PULLMAN, WA — The 43rd International Wood Composites Symposium and Technical Workshop will be held Mar. 30 to April 1, 2009 at the Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue in Seattle, WA. Organized by Washington State University’s Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory, the Symposium is an industry-driven forum presenting the latest advances and developments in wood composites technology.

This year’s keynote speaker is Wolf-Gerd Dieffenbacher, president and CEO of Dieffenbacher, a provider of press lines and process technology for the composite panel, automotive, plastics and components industries, with headquarters located in Eppingen, Germany.   

The agenda for the two-day Symposium will feature sessions on Life Cycle Assessment, Adhesive Developments, and Product and Process Improvement.  In addition, there will be a Technical Forum poster session and a banquet Tuesday evening.

Visit the Symposium web site at www.woodsymposium.wsu.edu for program information, to register online or to submit abstracts for the Technical Forum poster session. For more information, contact Vik Yadama, Symposium co-chair, at [email protected] or (509) 335-2262.

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