18:00 - 19:30 | Welcome reception, City of Lahti


8:00 | Registration

8:45 | Welcome address and opening remarks – Dr. Leena Paavilainen, Director, Bio-based Business and Industry, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Session 1: Forest Management, Wood Procurement, Hardwood Properties and Quality, and Analysis of Raw Materials – Session chair: Prof. Henrik Heräjärvi, University of Eastern Finland

9:00 | Keynote speech – From Forest to Wood Production – a selection of challenges and opportunities for innovative hardwood utilization

Prof. Alfred Teischinger, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

9:30 | Abundance and distribution of top five valuable hardwood timber species in Zambia and their implications on sustainable supply

Phillimon Ng’andwe, Donald Chungu, Obote Shakacite, Lauri Vesa

9:50 | The climate-growth relationship of Baikiaea plurijuga in Zambia

Justine Ngoma, James H. Speer, Royd Vinya, Bart Kruijt, Eddy Moors, Rik Leemans

10:10 | Density and selected mechanical properties of stemwood and branchwood of Brachystegia spiciformis and Julbernadia globiflora

Inayat Khan, Narciso Bila, Alberto Manhiça, Ernesto Uetimane Jr, Andrade Egas, Veikko Möttönen

10:30 | Break

Session 1 continues– Session chair: Dr. Michela Nocetti, Researcher, CNR-IVALSA, Italy

10:50 | The reliability of visual and acoustics grading of beech wood from a standing tree to dry sawn wood

Željko Gorišek, Katarina Čufar, Maks Merela, Aleš Straže, Jurij Marenče, Bogdan Šega, Dominika Gornik Bučar

11:10 | Drying quality and properties of subfossil oak from Central Serbia

Marko Veizović, Zdravko Popović, Nebojša Todorović, Goran Milić

11:30 | Strength and stiffness perpendicular to the grain of ash (Fraxinus e.) and beech (Fagus s.) in comparison to spruce (Picea a.)

Maximilian Westermayr, Frank Hunger, Jan-Willem van de Kuilen

11:50 | 3D FE-numerical modelling of growth defects in medium dense European hardwoods

Ani Khaloian Sarnaghi, Wolfgang F. Gard, Jan-Willlem van de Kuilen

12:10 | Lunch

Session 2: Markets, Sustainability and Value Chains of Hardwood Cluster – Session chair: Dr. Torsten Lihra, Research professional, Laval University, Canada

13:30 | Keynote speech – The Broadleaf Citizen – broadening the innovative use of European hardwoods

Dr. Andreas Kleinschmit, Innovation Research Director, FCBA, France

14:00 | Current and future value chains of birch products in Finland

Erkki Verkasalo, Henrik Heräjärvi, Veikko Möttönen, Antti Haapala, Hanna Brännström, Henri Vanhanen, Jari Miina

14:20 | Hardwood processing in Germany – challenges and opportunities for the wood based panel industry

Dirk Berthold, Peter Meinlschmidt, Nina Ritter

14:40 | U.S. secondary wood manufacturers are becoming larger – are there Implications for hardwood sawmills?

Matthew Bumgardner, Urs Buehlmann, Omar Espinoza

15:00 | Break

Session 2 continues – Session chair: Prof. Pierre Blanchet / Dr. Torsten Lihra, Research professional, Laval University, Canada

15:20 | Hardwood research at the Georg-August University of Goettingen

Susanne Bollmus, Antje Gellerich, Philipp Schlotzhauer, Georg Behr, Holger Militz

15:40 | Cross laminated timber in the United States: Opportunity for hardwoods?

Omar Espinoza, Urs Buehlmann

16:00 | Curly birch (Betula pendula var. carelica), wooden marble from Finland − soon easily available

Anneli Viherä-Aarnio, Risto Hagqvist

16:20 | Break

Poster session – Session chair: Dr. Veikko Möttönen, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Institute Finland

16:30 | Utilizing Hardwoods for Sustainable Furniture Products

Eva Haviarova, Zuzana Toncikova

16:35 | The web-based database for commercial and lesser-used hardwood timber species in Zambia

Phillimon Ng’andwe, Elisha Ncube, Justine Ngoma, Fabian Malambo, Nchimunya Chaamwe

16:40 | Properties of the wood of the Mediterranean Castanea sativa affected by the “roig” coloration. Preliminary results

Eduard Correal-Mòdol, Brigitte Mies, Carmen Iglesias-Rodríguez

16:45 | Drying of low quality birch timber – quality, time and energy consumption

Fritz Wilhelms, Susanne Bollmus, Philipp Schlotzhauer, Holger Militz

16:50 | Bark of European deciduous trees as a potential source for production of proanthocyanidins-rich extract

Sarmite Janceva, Maris Lauberts, Liga Lauberte, Alexandr Arsanica, Tatiana Dizbite, Galina Telysheva

16:55 | Comparison of physicochemical characterization of pretreated bamboo fibers

Ma Li, Chu Jie, Zhangjing Chen

17:00 | The properties of wax impregnated birch wood

Juho Peura, Olli Paajanen, Hannu Turunen

19:30 | Conference Dinner, Lahti – Mukkula Mano

Bus transportation from Hotel Scandic (19:00) and from Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone (19:10) to Mukkula will be organized. Mukkula Manor is located approx. 3 km from Sibelius Hall. Address: Niemenkatu 30, Lahti.


8:00 | Registration

Session 3: Hardwood Product Development and Performance – Session chair: Dr. Andreas Kleinschmit, Innovation Research Director, Institute of Technology FCBA, France

8:30 | Keynote speech – State-of-the-art on education and development actions among wood panel industries in Finland

Mr. Kasperi Sokka, R&D Director, Metsä Wood, Finland

9:00 | Glue-line preformance and mechanical properties of multilami-nar based products from planted Acacia and Eucalyptus forest resources for furniture manufacturing in Vietnam

Nguyen Quang Trung, Henri Bailleres, Nguyen Thanh Tung, Adam Redman

9:20 | Moisture buffering hardwood surfaces

Katja Vahtikari, Mark Hughes

9:40 | Case hardening after industrial scale thermo-mechanical timber modification

Juhani Marttila, Barnes Owusu Sarpong, Veikko Möttönen, Henrik Heräjärvi

10:00 | Break

Session 3 continues – Session chair: Assistant Prof. Lauri Rautkari, Aalto University, Finland

10:20 | The green gluing of eucalyptus boards as a processing phase to ameliorate drying defects in the semi-finished product

Michela Nocetti, Marius-Catalin Barbu, Michele Brunetti, Michael Dugmore, Marco Proeller, Brand Wessels

10:40 | Assessment of internal defects of structural elements made from hardwood with the aid of micro-drilling resistance measurements

Wolfgang F. Gard, S. Sleeuwaegen, Jan-Willem van de Kuilen

11:00 | Steam and vacuum treatment of large timber in solid wood skids

Zhangjing Chen, Marshall S. White, Ron Mack

11:20 | Roughness profile by laser method on native milled and thermally modified milled oak wood

Lukas Kaplan

11:40 | Lunch

Parallel Session 4: Hardwood Processing, Optimization and Technology Development for Wood and Composite products – Session chair: Prof. Urs Buehlmann, Virginia Tech, USA

13:00 | Keynote speech – Power of Associations and Networking between Wood Industry Companies and with Research Organizations

Mr. Timo Tetri, Business Manager, Jartek Invest Ltd., Finland

13:30 | Factors affecting dye uptake during the veneer dyeing process of Eucalyptus globulus

Ngoc Nguyen, Barbara Ozarska, Mac Fergusson, Peter Vinden

13:50 | Black oak wood for furniture application using a special heat pressure steaming process

Tillmann Meints, Florian Burgstaller, Christian Hansmann

14:10 | Cross Laminated Timber made from large-leaf beech: Production, characterization and testing

Gatien Geraud Essoua Essoua, Pierre Blanchet

14:30 | The impact of log heating on veneer quality and plywood performance

Anti Rohumaa, Christopher G. Hunt, Charles R. Frihart, Jaan Kers, Louis Denaud, Mark Hughes

14:50 | Glulam made by poplar: Delamination and shear strength tests

Carlos Martins, A. M. P. G. Dias, Helena Cruz

15:10 | Using low-grade hardwoods for CLT production: A yield analysis

R. Edward Thomas, Urs Buehlmann

Parallel Session 5: Hardwood Biorefining and Value-added Chemical Products – Session chair: Assistant Prof. Antti Haapala, University of Eastern Finland

13:30 | Mathematical approach to build a numerical tool for mass loss prediction during wood torrefaction

Edgar Silveira, Bo-Jhih Lin, Baptiste Colin, Mounir Chaouch, Anélie Pétrissans, Patrick Rousset, Mathieu Pétrissans

13:50 | Odorants in oak wood – a review of aroma-analytical approaches used for uncovering the olfactorily relevant substances

Rahil Ghadiriasli, Angela Lopez Pinar, Jan-Willem van de Kuilen, Andrea Buettner

14:10 | Characterization of VOCs emission profile from different hardwood core samples during moisture cycles

Martina Sassoli, Marco Fioravanti, Giacomo Goli, Cosimo Taiti, Stefano Mancuso

14:30 | Clonal variation in hybrid aspen wood and bark basic density, heating value and nutrient concentrations

Jyrki Hytönen, Egbert Beuker, Anneli Viherä-Aarnio

14:50 | Tree origin affects the growth and bioenergy potential of juvenile silver birch

Antti Haapala, Sari Kontunen-Soppela, Elina Oksanen, Matti Rousu, Blas Mola-Yudego

15:10 | Experimental and numerical analysis of poplar thermodegradation

Bo-Jhih Lin, Edgar Silveira, Baptiste Colin, Mounir Chaouch, Anélie Pétrissans, Patrick Rousset, Mathieu Pétrissans

15:30 | Break

Session 4 continues: Hardwood Processing, Optimization and Technology Development for Wood and Composite products– Session chair: Dr. Wolfgang Gard, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

15:50 | Influence of surface activation on silver birch veneer properties

Jussi Ruponen, Timo Lindroos, Anti Rohumaa, Kasperi Sokka, Lauri Rautkari

16:10 | Use of phenolic resins for hardwood veneer modification for moulding applications

Tom Franke, Anja Kampe, Claudia Lenz, Nadine Herold, Alexander Pfriem

16:30 | Visual and machine strength grading of European ash and maple

Andriy Kovryga, Peter Stapel, Jan-Willem G. van de Kuilen

17:10 | Closing Remarks

Prof. Erkki Verkasalo, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Host of ISCHP2019


7:50 − 16:00 | Industry and field visit in Lahti region (bus tour)

7:50 | Bus starts from Lahti downtown – stops to be sharpened later

8:30 − 10:15 | Raute Corp., Rautetie 2, Nastola

World leading manufacturing company of wood panel industries machines and equipment and measurement and grading devices, in particular for plywood and LVL industries: company presentation and mill tour. Host: Mika Hyysti, Vice President, Technology.

10:45 − 12:15 | Visaseura ry (Finnish Curly Birch Society)

Timber size plantation and demonstration of wood characteristics of Betula pendula var. carelica, Nastola. Host: Antti Sipilä, Head of Degree Programme, HAMK - Häme University of Applied Sciences & Harri Villanen and Liisa Vuorikko, Forest Owners .

13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch at KoskiChef Restaurant, Järvelä

14:00 – 16:00 | Koskisen Ltd., Tehdastie 2, Järvelä

Globally prominent wood product industries company in birch and softwood products: company presentation and mill tour in plywood factory and timber yard facilities of Järvelä mills. Host: Timo Linna, Head of R&D.

16:00 | Bus starts from Koskisen Ltd. to Helsinki Airport

Minibus starts from Koskisen Ltd. to Lahti (if needed)

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