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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.
Wood structure and its influence on board properties, durability and fibre quality.
| Tuesday 13th September 2016
|13:00 - 13:30||Registration and introductions||Location: Brambell Building A1|
|13:30 - 14:00||Introductions and Health & Saftey||Rob Elias, BioComposites Centre, Bangor University|
|14:00 - 14:45||Lecture: Effects of refining parameters on fibre quality measured by Fibre Cube||Martin Ohlmeyer, Thünen Institute of Wood Research, Germany|
|15:00 - 17:30||Practical: Wood anatomy.
Training in the use of different types of hand and light microscopes and staining techniques.
Once you have mastered looking at solid timber in different orientations and identifying key features then we will look at different types of fibre, particles and wood strands relevant to panel product manufacture
|Morwenna Spear, BioComposites Centre, Bangor University|
|19:00 -||Evening meal||Location: Management Centre, Bangor University|
|Wednesday 14th September 2016|
|09:30 - 11:30||Practical: Degradation in timber.
Types of degradation (stains & moulds), how to recognise them. Demonstration of decay tests.
Highlights of possible effects of decay on wood panel performance and how to avoid problems.
|Lone Ross Gobakken,
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
Simon Curling, BioComposites Centre, Bangor University
|11:45 – 12:45||Lecture & practical: Back to basics – Resin curing reactions With a small practical element including gel times and factors that influence gel time||Rob Elias, BioComposites Centre, UK|
|12:45–13:00||Closing remarks||Rob Elias, BioComposites Centre, UK|