Plenary Speakers

The 13th Pacific Rim Bio-Based Composite Symposium will be held in November 13th to 15th in Concepcion, Chile.

This Symposium started in 1992 and is held every two years in a Pacific Rim country. Past symposia have been held in Rotorua, New Zealand (1992), Vancouver, Canada (1994), Kyoto, Japan (1996), Bogor, Indonesia (1998), Canberra, Australia (2000), Portland, Oregon, USA (2002), Nanjing, China (2004), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2006), Rotorua, New Zealand (2008), Alberta, Canada (2010), Shizuoka Japan (2012) and Beijing, China (2014).

The key objective of this international symposium is to provide a forum for discussion and to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information on the latest development and findings in bio-based composites. Among the delegates attending this event will be scientists and experts from the relevant industries, government agencies, universities and research institutions. In addition, this symposium is a forum for promoting and strengthening further cooperation and networking among the researchers, experts, manufacturers and machine suppliers for the development of bio-based composite industries. Another objective is to enjoy the local culture of the host country.

The theme of this symposium will be: Biobased composites for a sustainable future.

The Symposium will cover all aspects of bio-based composites including:

  • Bio-resources (including characterization, supply, processing, environmental assessment, economics, future challenges and opportunities of wood or non-wood fibers).

  • Bioplastics and biocomposites (biodegradable and functional materials, compatibilizers, processing aids, color).

  • Adhesives and bonding (current and new adhesives; adhesive mechanisms and characterization; future challenges and opportunities, formaldehyde and VOC emission).

  • Fibrils and fibers (fundamental and applied aspects, production, chemical modification, uses).

  • Processing technologies (including existing and new production technologies, process modelling, material interactions, production and demand trends).

  • New analytical techniques, properties and testing (strength, moisture, decay, weathering in lab and ground).

  • Sustainability, economics, management and marketing.

Important Dates

  • EARLY REGISTRATION: March 1st – September 30th, 2016
  • SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: January 1st – August 5th, 2016
  • NOTIFICATION OF ABSTRACTS EVALUATION: August 19th, 2016
  • SUBMISSION OF EXTENDED ABSTRACTS (FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS ONLY): August 19th – September 15th, 2016
  • REGULAR REGISTRATION: October 1st – November 14th, 2016
  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRELIMINARY PROGRAM: October 1st, 2016

Announcements

First Announcement
Second Announcement
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