5.00.00 - Forest Products



2017 IUFRO All-Division 5 Conference: Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future

The 2017 IUFRO All-Division 5 (Forest Products) Conference and SWST 60th International Convention will be held in Vancouver, Canada, June 12th to 16th, 2017. The Conference is organized jointly by IUFRO Division 5, the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, FPInnovations, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology. In recognition of the pressing global need for the forest sector to be a leader in sustainability, diversification, and innovation, the theme of the 2017 IUFRO Division 5 Conference is:  Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future.

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Pekka Saranpää, Finland


Jamie Barbour, United States

Roger Meder, Australia

Andrew Wong, Malaysia

About Unit

This Division includes research on the varied factors affecting the way forest plants grow and produce woody biomass and other products and the various ways the materials are used by industries and communities. Specific topics include: the microscopic and macroscopic structure of wood and its utilization; engineering properties; protection in storage and use; wood physics; drying, conversion, and performance of solid wood and wood composites in use; production of energy and chemicals from trees. It also includes research on the production, characteristics, and use of non-wood forest products, such as medicinal and edible components of forest crops. A very strong theme is the efficient and sustainable use of forests for the good of mankind.

Every four to five years the Division holds an All-Division 5 conference. The previous one took place in Estoril, Portugal; 8-13 July 2012.  More information       

Activities and events Unit 5.00.00

Upcoming 3 events

From/To Title Location
20th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium Madison, Wisconsin, United States
13th International IUFRO Wood Drying Conference on Wood Drying in Developing Countries Istanbul, Turkey
9th Pacific Regional Wood Anatomy Meeting (PRWAC) Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

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