PROGRAM

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE:

May 16 All Day   Cellulose Nanocomposites Workshop
May 17 Morning   Plenary Session
May 17 Afternoon    Lunch and Concurrent Sessions
May 17 Evening   Poster Presentations and Networking Reception
May 18  All Day   Concurrent Sessions
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Plenary Sessions (Subject to change)

The symposiums’ keynote speakers will share how fiber composites are helping transform the auto industry by replacing many petroleum-based components. Dr. Sain will discuss his pioneering work on Ontario Biocar Initiative and Dr. Kiziltas will share how Ford is using cellulose-reinforced, compatibilized recycled polymer blends in its vehicles.


9:00-9:15 Introduction
Dr. Nicole Stark, Chemical Engineer, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory



9:15-10:00 Transformation of the Automotive Sector: Lightweighting and Biocarbon
Dr. Mohini Sain, Dean & Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry


10:00-10:45 Driving the Automotive Industry Using Sustainable Materials
Dr. Alper Kiziltas, Research Scientist, Ford Motor Co.



11:15 am - 12:00 pm - The Continuing Rise of Wood-Plastic Composite Decking In North America
Peter D. Kotiadis, Fiberon Decking





CONCURRENT SESSIONS



 


Sponsorship Opportunities


If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity or becoming a nonfinancial partner, please contact Scott Springmier, Executive Director, Forest Products Society at scott@forestprod.org or +1 404-375-0464.

Exhibitor Opportunities


The scope and quality of the scientific exchange during this conference offers a chance for your company or organization to showcase product development and research to the highly targeted group of international professionals.If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, please contact Scott Springmier, Executive Director, Forest Products Society at scott@forestprod.org or +1 404-375-0464.