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Lake Tahoe Hosts Wood Adhesives 2009

Lake Tahoe.

Dock at Lake Tahoe.

The Forest Products Society will sponsor this year’s International Conference on Wood Adhesives, taking place September 28-30 at Harveys Resort Hotel & Casino, South Lake Tahoe, NV. The adhesive team at the Forest Products Laboratory is the technical organizer of the meeting.

The ninth in a series of conferences sponsored every 4-5 years by the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory and the Forest Products Society, the conference is designed to provide a comprehensive update of the science and technology of wood adhesives and bonded wood products. The event will take place in conjunction with ASTM International D 14.30 Wood Adhesives Subcommittee on October 1.

Plenary, technical and poster presentations will take place throughout the event. In addition, table-top exhibits will include the following subject areas.
  • Formaldehyde and environmental issues
  • Resin chemistry
  • Composites
  • Modeling
  • Bio-based adhesives
  • Analytical methods
  • Engineered wood structures
The conference is organized in cooperation with ASI; the Adhesion Society; The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc.; ASTM Committee D14 on Adhesives; Chinese Research Institute of Wood Industry; IUFRO 5.04.07 Adhesives Division; Japan Wood Research Society; Society of Wood Science & Technology; and the Wood-Based Composites Center.

Photos courtesy of RSCVA and

About the Forest Products Society

Founded in 1947, the Forest Products Society is an international non-profit technical association designed to provide an information network for all segments of the forest-products industry.

The society fosters innovation and research in the environmentally sound processing and use of wood and fiber resources by disseminating information and providing forums for networking and learning. Society members represent public and private research, development, industrial-management, production, marketing, education, engineering, sales, supply, and consulting interests throughout the world.

In addition, the Forest Products Society acts as the distributor of technical publications for the American Wood Council, an information resource on wood construction for engineers, architects, builders, and building-code regulators, including engineering data, state-of-the art design technologies, and construction standards.

For more information, phone (608) 231-1361 or visit


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