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.


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Welcome to the International Panel Products Symposium homepage. IPPS is the leading technical conference on wood based panels, including all aspects of panel production technology, feedstocks, resins and additives, market analysis and the use of wood based panels in furniture and construction applications. The full conference runs every two years, and in the intervening year a Masterclass allows a focused look at important topics in a more informal learning-friendly environment.

IPPS 2019

8th-9th October 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed welcoming delegates to the Imperial Hotel in Llandudno for IPPS 2019. A review of the event can be found here

We had a full line up of interesting and challenging topics for this year's event. This included a Keynote speech by Marcel Vroege of Indufor Asia Pacific Ltd, on Future Availability of Feedstocks for the Global Wood Based Panel Industry. Technical sessions included VOCs and resin developments, Innovation, Standards and a session on Emerging themes of relevance to the industry, such as embodied carbon.

IPPS 2019 was sponsored by CRC Chemical Release Company Ltd, MDF Recovery Ltd, PPM Technology ltd, RFID direct Ltd and Sasol. It was supported by Wood Based Panels International. To find out more about our sponsors follow the links from the Sponsors page.

We had a change of venue for this year's event - The Imperial Hotel was the location of the first EPPS conference (back in 1997), so seemed an ideal venue for our celebration of 30 years of the BioComposites Centre!

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IPPS 2019 review

Read more about IPPS 2019 in our short review here. You can also read the Wood Based Panels International write up by clicking this link.