Register now for the International Conference on Wood Adhesives 2013 to be held on October 9-11, 2013 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada.

REMINDER: Poster Presenters must be registered by August 15th.

The International Conference on Wood Adhesives 2013 will bring together all the parties with an interest in wood adhesives: adhesive researchers, suppliers and users, and users of the bonded product who represent industry, academia, government, and other organizations. This conference provides an excellent opportunity to interact with leaders in the field from around the world (over 200 from 28 countries attended the 2009 meeting) and hear about the latest developments.

FEATURED PLENARY SESSION: October 9 - Morning / Afternoon

Morning Plenary moderated by Manfred Dunky, Manager R&D and Application Technology, Kronospan

•2013 Update: Impact of U.S. Green Building Standards on Wood Adhesive

Billy Hull, Marketing Manager, and Ashlee Cribb, Business Manager, North America, Wood Adhesives, Georgia Pacific Chemical

•Past, Present, and Future of EU Wood Adhesive Research and Market

Andreja Kutnar, Assistant Professor, University of Primorska, Slovenia

•Sustainable Formaldehyde-Based Resins for Composite Wood Products: Formulations to Meet or Exceed All Global Emission Standards

Jeff Swartzentruber, North American PB & MDF Technical Service Leader, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

•From Reinvigoration Of Tannin Adhesives To Wood Welding

Professor Antonio Pizzi, University of Nancy, France

Afternoon Plenary moderated by Dan Sand, RD/Innovation Manager, GP Chemicals

•How Wood Adhesives Work and Areas For Improvement

Charles Frihart, Adhesives Group Leader, Forest Products Laboratory

•Visualising The Wood Fibre-Adhesive Interface: Implications For Adhesive Behaviour, Performance and Design

Warren Grigsby, Senior Scientist, Research Leader of Chemical Synthesis & Design, Scion, New Zealand

•Transformational Thinking: Innovating for the Future

George Pilcher, Vice President, The Chemquest Group

George R. Pilcher is Vice President of The ChemQuest Group, Inc., an international strategic management consulting firm specializing in the adhesives, sealants and coatings industries, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Pilcher has a comprehensive command of research and technology development, regulatory issues, production methods, technical marketing tools, raw material specification and purchasing, change management and public awareness/education. Mr. Pilcher has also served as executive liaison with corporate and outside legal counsel and has extensive experience with patent, trademark, acquisition/due diligence, personnel, warranty, advertising, confidentiality and contract issues. He holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry from The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH).

View the list of 2013 International Conference on Wood Adhesives Session Chairs online.

We look forward to meeting you in Toronto.

Best regards,

The Conference Steering Committee

Chris Hunt, USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory

Chuck Frihart, USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory

Ning Yan, University of Toronto

Source: Forest Products Society

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