Biocomp2016

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ANDREJA KUTNAR

TRADITIONAL AND INNOVATIVE WOOD-BASED BIOPRODUCTS

BERNARD EFFAH

ADHESIVE FORCES ACTING BETWEEN THE COMPONENTS OF WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITES ON MOLECULAR AND MACROSCOPIC SCALE

CLAUDIA ECHEVERRÍA

STUDY OF MACROALGAE AND MOLLUSC WASTES AS SECONDARY FILLERS IN NOVEL WOOD-PLASTIC BIO-COMPOSITE PARTICLEBOARD

ESTEBAN RAMÍREZ

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE REGARDING NATURAL AND LOW EMISSION ADHESIVES

NACARID DELGADO

SURFACTANT PROPERTIES OF ALKENYL SUCCINATES DERIVED OF LIGNIN

PETER NIEMZ

MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF GLUE JOINTS IN STRUCTURAL HARDWOOD ELEMENTS

SIVASHUNMUGAM SANKARANARAYANAN

ELECTROSPUN NANOFIBERS USING WHOLE MICROALGAL BIOMASS: A NOVEL SUSTAINABLE APPROACH IN THE FIELD OF BIOBASED COMPOSITE MATERIALS

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).

Steering Committee

  • James Hague – Australia
  • John Wolodko – Canada
  • Changtong Mei – China
  • Fu Feng – China
  • Philip Humphrey – United States
  • Shigehiko Suzuki – Japan
  • Warren Grigsby – New Zealand
  • Yusuf Hadi – Indonesia
  • Paridah MD. TAHIR – Malaysia
  • Chunping Dai – Canada
  • Roger Rowell – United States (Chair)
  • Alex Berg – Chile

The Steering Committee has four working groups.

Working Groups within the Pacific Rim Biobased Composites steering committee for the 13th Symposium in Chile

  • Chair: Alex Berg – Chile

Members

  • Chunping Dai – Canada
  • Roger Rowell – United States
  • Shigehiko Suzuki – Japan
  • Philip Humphrey – United States

  • Chair: John Wolodko – Canada

Members

  • Paridah MD TAHIR – Malaysia
  • Alex Berg – Chile
  • Changtong Mei – China

  • Chair: Yusuf Hadi – Indonesia

Members

  • Warren Grigsby – New Zealand
  • Roger Rowell – United States
  • Philip Humphrey – United States

  • Chair: Roger Rowell – United States

Members

  • Alex Berg – Chile

Submission of Papers

Abstracts (not to exceed 500 words): Papers, either poster or oral presentations, can be submitted by sending an abstract in English, until August 5.

The MS Word file (template provided) should be single-spaced (Times New Roman, 12 points) in A4 format, including: title, authors (underline the person who will present the paper), affiliation, address, text, figures and references. If necessary, you can include a figure and/or table.

The file name should contain the initial of the first name and surname, e.g., JPérez.doc. If the author has more than one abstract, it should be numbered as follows: JPérez1 .doc; JPérez2.doc; etc.

The abstracts will be evaluated by the Programme Committee for acceptance into the conference as “Oral” or “Poster” presentation and will be notified by late August.  Selected for Oral presentation should submit an extended abstract with deadline September 15.

Download the template for abstract submission:

Abstract template

To register please complete the form below, all fields are required. Enter your personal data, billing information, select your type of participation and method of payment (to pay by credit card using the “payment button”). If you are student you must attach the required certificate.

The registration fee includes attendance at all sessions and the opening ceremony, coffee breaks and lunches during the Symposium, as well as printed material containing the presentations.

Early Registration Fees (before 10/01)

  • Full 260.000 CLP / 380 USD
  • Students (with certification from thesis advisor or academic institution) 70.000 CLP / 110 USD

Regular Fees

  • Full  285.000 CLP / 420 USD
  • Students (with certification from thesis advisor or academic institution) 85.000 CLP / 130 USD

Methods of Payment

Chilean Participants
Electronic transfer to Current Account No. 61-168290 Banco Corpbanca under the name of Universidad de Concepción, ID No. 81.494.400-K; A copy of the voucher must be sent to c.poblete@udt.cl.

Foreign Participants
U.S. dollar bank deposit to Current Account No. 61-168290, Banco Corpbanca, under the name of Universidad de Concepción ID No. 81.494.400-K, and send a copy of the voucher (Swift CONBCLRM Code), Código Plaza No. 624 to c.poblete@udt.cl. Indicate “Biocomp” in the bank deposit. Failure to do this, send an email to c.poblete@udt.cl.

Payment by credit card
To pay with credit cards follow the link “Payment Button” and select your type of participation: Regular Assistant or Student.

Registration Cancellations

(Please request by sending e-mail to c.poblete@udt.cl.)

These will be accepted with full refund until October 14, 2016. After this date and until November 2, 80% will be refunded. After November 2, refunds will not be available, but substitutions for another participant will be accepted if informed before November 11.

The city of Concepcion is the capital of the Bio Bio Region, located 510 km south of Santiago, Concepción and the neighbours cities reach 1 Million of inhabitants.

The main industries are dedicated to food processing, production of iron, steel, paper, glass, oil refining, sawmilling and pulping chemicals. In addition to produce hydroelectric and thermal energy.

Among the attractions of the city are the Independence Square, the Cathedral of the “Santísima Concepción”, the Art Gallery of the University of Concepcion, the Ecuador Park, the mouth of the Bio Bio river, nearby beaches like Dichato or Punta de Parra, among others.

The Symposium will be held at the Sonesta Hotel Concepción.

Location and surroundings

Located in the intercommune Concepcion-Talcahuano, about 2 km from Carriel Sur Airport, the hotel is connected to the Casino Marina del Sol, with an area of 7500 m2.

For further information, please contact to rmrowell@wisc.edu or a.berg@udt.cl

  • 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

We cordially invite researchers, industrial delegates and students from all over the world to join us for two consecutive events during 2016 in Chile: the 13th Pacific Rim Bio-Based Composite Symposium, Biocomp 2016, and the 2nd Latin American Workshop on Carbonaceous Materials, TLMC-2. Biocomp will be held between November 13th – 15th, 2016, in Concepción, while the TLMC2 will be held between November 16th – 18th, 2016, in Termas de Chillán, 170 km east of Concepcion.

Biocomp 2016

The 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 ndings in bio-based composites.

Among the delegates attending this event will be scientists and experts from relevant industries, government agencies, universities and research institutions. In addition, this symposium is a forum for promoting and strengthening cooperation and networking among participants.

The main themes of the symposium 2016 will be:

  • Bio-resources (including characterization, supply, processing, environmental, economic, challenges and opportunities of wood or non-wood bres)
  • Adhesives and bonding (current and new adhesives; adhesive mechanisms and characterization; challenges and opportunities)
  • Processing technologies (including existing and new production technologies, process modelling, material interactions,production and demand trends)
  • New analytical techniques, properties and testing
  • Sustainable, economics and marketing

TLMC-2

During the Carbon 2013 World Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (www.carbon2013.org), the Latin-American researchers in attendance decided to create the Latin American Federation of Carbonaceous Materials (FLC) and to hold in 2014 the First Latin- American Workshop on Carbonaceous Materials (TLMC). This event in Punta del Este (Uruguay) assembled some 80 researchers. The Federation was formally created and the leadership baton was transferred from Dr. Luiz Depine to Dr. Nestor Tancredi.Chile was designated as the venue for the Second TLMC, with the theme “Graphene-based Sustainable Materials”. The organizing committee, researchers and academics of the University of Concepción assumed the responsibility and challenge with great motivation and enthusiasm.It is in such spirit that we invite students and professionals from Latin-America and beyond to take part in this Workshop (TLMC-2), at the Convention Center of Termas de Chillán, Chile (www.termaschillan.cl) between November 16th – 18th ,2016.The workshop will feature distinguished plenary lecturers from Latin-America and beyond, who will cover topics ranging from carbon bers and nanotubes to hybrids and composites. Additional oral and poster presentations in a relaxed atmosphere will further stimulate productive discussion and sharing of experiences.

Topics:

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Soil amendment
  • Electronic devices
  • Fibers / Nanotubes
  • Hybrids and composites
  • Catalysis / Photocatalysis

First Announcement (pdf)

We are pleased to announce that online registration is open for early registration for two consecutive events the 13th Pacific Rim Bio-Based Composite Symposium, Biocomp 2016, and the 2nd Latin American Workshop on Carbonaceous Materials, TLMC2.

We are also receiving abstracts for both events.

We welcome you to Biobío Región, Chile, in November 2016.

Second Announcement (pdf)

Biocomp 2016 Announces Plenary Speakers

Experts from Slovenia, United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and New Zealand will present plenary lectures at the 13th Symposium on Bio Based Compounds in the Pacific Rim, Biocomp 2016 organized by the Technological Development Unit, UDT, of the Universidad de Concepción, which will take place between November 13 and 15 in Concepción.

  • Chunping Dai, Main Scientist, FPInnovations, Vancouver, Canada
  • Warren J. Grigsby, Senior Scientist and Research Leader, SCION, New Zealand
  • James Hague, Australian Forest Research Company Manager Pty Ltda, AFRC, Australia
  • Andreja Kutnar, Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Primorska, Slovenia
  • Roger M. Rowell, Professor Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States
  • Shigehiko Suzuki, International Centre Director, University of Shizuoka, Japan
  • John Wolodko, Professor and Strategic Chairman in Bio and Industrial Materials, Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures, AITF, University of Alberta, Canada

The Symposium is held every two years since 1992 in a country of the Pacific Rim and for the first time it will be held in Latin America; the most recent events have been developed in Alberta, Canada (2010); Shizuoka, Japan (2012) and Beijing, China (2014). The main objective of this international meeting is to provide a forum to discuss and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information on the latest advances and discoveries in bio-based composite materials.

The main topics of the 2016 symposium are:

  • Bio-resources
  • Bioplastics and biocomposites
  • Adhesives and joints
  • Fibers and fibrils
  • Processing technology
  • New analytical techniques, properties and testing
  • Sustainability, economy and marketing

The deadline for submitting research abstracts ends on August 5, 2016.
Early online registration will be open until September 30.

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