Wood and other natural fibers have been used in composites for many years. Recently there has been a resurgence of interest with the largest examples including the development of the wood-plastic composites industry and nanocellulose composites. A new generation of composites is emerging as material behavior is better understood, process and performance are improved, and new opportunities are identified. Recent trends such as the desire to decrease petroleum dependence, increase biocontent, commercial production of nanocellulose, and changing markets will play a major role in the future of these composites.

The 2013 Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites: Wood Fiber, Natural Fibers, and Nanocellulose conference seeks to bring together industry, government, and academia to discuss the latest developments in fiber-polymer composites and represents an evolution of the International Wood and Biofiber Plastic Composites conference series initiated by FPL and the University of Toronto, and hosted biennially by FPL. This conference in the premiere conference in North America covering topics relating to wood-plastic composites, an important and growing segment of the forest products industry. In addition, the conference covers the new field of nano-cellulose composites. This advanced field will pave the way for new and enhanced forest products, including expansion into non-traditional markets. We invite you to come to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA from May 6-7, 2013 to share and learn about the state-of the art, trends, and perspectives on what the future holds in this dynamic field of fiber-polymer composites.

Who should attend:
- Researchers and educators
- Producers and potential producers
- Suppliers of wood and biofiber
- Suppliers of equipment and services
- Consultants and engineers


Key Deadlines:

Abstract Submission: December 21 2012
Notification of Acceptance: January 2013
Online Registration closes April 30, 2013

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 Megan Cuccia at the Forest Products Society at megan@forestprod.org or 608 231 1361, ext. 216.


Exhibit Booth: $495 (exhibit space only) The conference will feature an exhibit area and booths are going fast.