About the Conference

In 2016, The University of Tennessee, Center for Renewable Carbon, Forest Products and Timber Construction Department - Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, and Forest Products Society will host the 4th edition of the Processing Technologies for the Forest and Biobased Products Industries Conference (PTF BPI 2016), Oct. 25-26, 2016 at St. Simons Island, GA USA. The conference is dedicated to the exchange of information and ideas about research on process technologies between industries and universities. Contemporary topics on: Processing & Product Innovation; Advances in Material Technology; Marketing and Education; Wood and the Environment; Wood in Construction; and Furniture Design will be presented.

The Conference provides a forum for discussions among researchers, producers, and consumers of forest and bio-based products and acts as a catalyst for new research and development, and applications for manufacturing industries. The conference will be of direct benefit to researchers, operations managers, technical managers, and business managers. The conference offers a forum for exchange of technical and research discussions.

Scientific and Organizing Committee

Who should attend?

  • Researchers
  • Operations Managers
  • Technical Managers
  • Business Managers

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History of PTF PBI

In 2010 the first conference of the “International Conference Process Technologies for the Forest & Biobased Products Industries” (PTF BPI) was held at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences campus in Kuchl, Austria. More than 100 researchers and industry representatives attended the 2-day conference in Kuchl Austria. The conference was considered a success resulting in a proceedings of 43 papers. In 2012, the PTF BPI series was held in St. Simmons Island Georgia and more than 90 attendees from academia and industry enjoyed a relaxing beach venue to network (www.ptfbpi.org). In 2014, the PTF BPI series returned to the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences campus in Kuchl, Austria. More than 180 attendees from academia and industry attended the conference which received wonderful reviews from attendees and resulted in an on-line proceedings (http://ptfbpi2014.fh-salzburg.ac.at).