New Wood Materials Lab Director, Weyerhaeuser Prof Takes Helm

PULLMAN, Wash.–More than 500 delegates from more than 20 countries are registered for the 31st International Particleboard/Composite Materials Symposium April 8-10 at Washington State University.
Scientists; engineers; technologists; product manufacturers; equipment manufacturers; suppliers of resins, waxes and chemicals;, government agency representatives; and product users will come to exchange scientific, technical and personal experiences in the rapidly growing field of wood composites. Wood composites involve wood based panel production, focusing on previously unused or low-value wood material.
Norman Johnson, senior vice president of technology at Weyerhaeuser Company, is the keynote speaker, discussing “New Products for the 21st Century: Involving Business and Customers in Product Development.” For details, contact WSU Conferences and Institutes, 509/335-3530.