Wood Composites Symposium


Tuesday, August 23rd from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Symposium Code: CMP

Location: B301 (located in Building B - Level 3)

Presented by: Washington State University

Speakers: - Vik Yadama, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist: Washington State University
- Karl Englund, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist: Washington State University
- Jackson Morrill, President: Composite Panel Association
- Jeff Betts, Design & Development Lead, Ecovative
- Joseph J. Marcinko, President & Principal Scientist, Evertree, SAS and Polymer Synergies, LLC
- James Wright, VP of R&D, EcoSynthetix
- Scott McIntyre, N.A. Business Director, Performance Adhesives, Hexion, Inc.

- L. Leif Johnson, P.E., S.E., LEED AP Senior Associate, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
- Amado Guevara III, Senior Architect / Associate: DLR Group
- Henry Quesada, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sustainable Materials, Virginia Tech
- Todd Black, Head of Sales and Market Development, D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations
- Aaron Edewards, Business Development Director, Evergreen Engineering, Inc.

- Mike Lee, Director, Cabinotch Cabinet Box Systems

It will be a full day of education on advances in resins and coating technology for wood composites and utilization of wood composites for mass timber construction. The program will include topics on new bio-based resins and modifications of synthetic resins and coatings for composite panels and structural members, and opportunities, performance, and codes and standards for mass timber structures constructed with cross laminated timber (CLT) and other structural wood composites.
  Resins & Coatings @ 8:15am -12:00pm
8:15am     Welcome
- Vik Yadama/Karl Englund
8:30am Overview of Environmental Regulations Facing the Industry
- Jackson Morrill
9:00am Mycoboard – Wood Composite Panel with Novel No-Formaldehyde Binder
- Jeff Betts
9:30am The Physicochemical Nature of Protein-Hybrid Adhesives
Joseph J. Marcinko
10:00am Advancements in Sustainable Binder Technology for Composite Wood Panel Applications
James Wright
10:30am Break  
11:00am A Life in the Timber Industry, Stewardship is the Key
Scott McIntyre
  Mass Timber Construction @ 11:30am - 4:30pm  
11:30am What is CLT & Mass Timber Construction?
- Vik Yadama
  Networking Lunch:  12:00pm - 1:00pm  
1:00pm CLT vs. NLT in the first US Mass Timber Building
 - L. Leif Johnson & Amado Guevara III
2:00pm Performance of SYP CLT
 - Henry Quesada
2:30pm Break  
3:00pm The CLT Story to Date: Lessons Learned and the Challenges Ahead
 - Todd Black
3:30pm Bringing CLT production to scale
- Aaron Edewards
4:00pm What Today's Outsourcing Shop Does Right
Mike Lee
4:30pm  Adjourn