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PTF BPI 2018

This is the 5th biennial ‘International Conference on Processing Technologies for the Forest and Biobased Industries‘ known as PTF PBI 2018.
The conference rotates biennially between Europe and the USA, with its inaugural meeting in 2010 at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences Kuchl, Austria.  The theme of the conference is to bring acadamia and industry together to discuss relevant research topics in the sustainable biomaterials industry. The following topics at the 5th edition are:

  • Bio-based raw materials
  • Massive wood products
  • Ligno-cellulosic-based composites
  • Wood modification processes
  • Adhesives and emissions
  • Industry 4.0 in wood processing
  • Timber constructions
  • Bio-refinery and bio-processing
  • Sustainability and circular design  
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Scientific and Organizing Committee

PTF BPI 2016 Book of Abstracts

Conference Topics:

Processing and Product Innovation:

•    Continuous improvement, Six-Sigma, SPC, SSL, lean and other improvement methods
•    Product-to-Process innovation
•    Innovation in new sensors and processing the technologies

4th International Confgerence on Process Technologies for the Forest & Biobased Products Industries

October 25-26, 2016
The King & Prince Resort in St. Simons, Georgia, USA

In 2016, the Forest Products and Timber Construction Department – Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and the Forest Products Society will host the 4th edition of the Processing Technologies for the Forest and Biobased Products Industries Conference (PTF BPI), Oct. 25-26, 2016 in St. Simons Island, GA USA.

The conference is dedicated to the exchange of information and ideas about research on process technologies, quality control, and process improvement. Contemporary topics on real-time predictive modeling of processes, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, lean six-sigma, and advanced data mining will be presented at the conference.  

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