How Much Market Will Fiber-Polymer Composites Consume?

Originally published by: Forest Products SocietyJune 26, 2019

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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 2019 Bio Fiber-Polymer Composites Symposium provides a forum for experts from scientific, technical, and industrial communication to exchange and disseminate information on the latest advances and future opportunities for fiber-polymer composites.

A key question that will be addressed is how much of the traditional foam plastics and plastics will be replaced by this technology in the future. This symposium will guide the attendees through the possibilities.

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September 4-5, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin

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Abstract submission deadline is April 19, 2019
Notification of acceptance: May 6, 2019

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