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Centre for Advanced Wood Processing leads off IWF Finishing Symposium

29. June 2016 11:11

The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP), Canada's national center for education, training, and technical assistance regarding the wood products manufacturing industry, will lead off the IWF 2016 Finishing Symposium.

The symposium will be held a day before IWF, August 23, and will explore a variety of new technologies and best methods attendees can use in their businesses.

Iain MacDonald, managing director of CAWP, will begin the day with an overview of where wood finishing is in 2016, including a discussion of some of the newest methods and technology.  

CAWP, based in Vancouver, is a nonprofit training and technical support center offering a wide range of training courses, professional e-learning programs, in-plant training, product development, and manufacturing improvement services.
Training in wood finishing is a core activity of CAWP. Finishing, a complex activity that represents at least 25 percent of the cost of the wood products,has an enormous influence on overall product appearance and UBC Certificate in Industrial Wood Finishing quality.
CAWP, based at the University of British Columbia, also conducts and coordinates applied research and development. It helps wood product manufacturers test, develop, improve and prototype new products. It also offers technical mentoring services for industrial designers, kiln drying courses, management training, and wood finishing courses.
The full-day Finishing Symposium will include a number of presentations and provide opportunities for attendees to talk to suppliers and finishing experts face-to-face. The program is being developed and presented by FDMC and Woodworking Network, and CAWP.


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