The 13th Pacific Rim Bio-Based Composite Symposium will be held in November 13th to 15th in Concepcion, Chile.
This Symposium started in 1992 and is held every two years in a Pacific Rim country. Past symposia have been held in Rotorua, New Zealand (1992), Vancouver, Canada (1994), Kyoto, Japan (1996), Bogor, Indonesia (1998), Canberra, Australia (2000), Portland, Oregon, USA (2002), Nanjing, China (2004), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2006), Rotorua, New Zealand (2008), Alberta, Canada (2010), Shizuoka Japan (2012) and Beijing, China (2014).
The key objective of this international symposium is to provide a forum for discussion and to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information on the latest development and findings in bio-based composites. Among the delegates attending this event will be scientists and experts from the relevant industries, government agencies, universities and research institutions. In addition, this symposium is a forum for promoting and strengthening further cooperation and networking among the researchers, experts, manufacturers and machine suppliers for the development of bio-based composite industries. Another objective is to enjoy the local culture of the host country.
The theme of this symposium will be: Biobased composites for a sustainable future.
The Symposium will cover all aspects of bio-based composites including:
Bio-resources (including characterization, supply, processing, environmental assessment, economics, future challenges and opportunities of wood or non-wood fibers).
Bioplastics and biocomposites (biodegradable and functional materials, compatibilizers, processing aids, color).
Adhesives and bonding (current and new adhesives; adhesive mechanisms and characterization; future challenges and opportunities, formaldehyde and VOC emission).
Fibrils and fibers (fundamental and applied aspects, production, chemical modification, uses).
Processing technologies (including existing and new production technologies, process modelling, material interactions, production and demand trends).
- James Hague – Australia
- John Wolodko – Canada
- Changtong Mei – China
- Fu Feng – China
- Philip Humphrey – United States
- Shigehiko Suzuki – Japan
- Warren Grigsby – New Zealand
- Yusuf Hadi – Indonesia
- Paridah MD. TAHIR – Malaysia
- Chunping Dai – Canada
- Roger Rowell – United States (Chair)
- Alex Berg – Chile
The Steering Committee has four working groups.
Working Groups within the Pacific Rim Biobased Composites steering committee for the 13th Symposium in Chile
Abstracts (not to exceed 500 words): Papers, either poster or oral presentations, can be submitted by sending an abstract in English, until August 5.
The MS Word file (template provided) should be single-spaced (Times New Roman, 12 points) in A4 format, including: title, authors (underline the person who will present the paper), affiliation, address, text, figures and references. If necessary, you can include a figure and/or table.
The file name should contain the initial of the first name and surname, e.g., JPérez.doc. If the author has more than one abstract, it should be numbered as follows: JPérez1 .doc; JPérez2.doc; etc.
The abstracts will be evaluated by the Programme Committee for acceptance into the conference as “Oral” or “Poster” presentation and will be notified by late August. Selected for Oral presentation should submit an extended abstract with deadline September 15.
Download the template for abstract submission:
To register please complete the form below, all fields are required. Enter your personal data, billing information, select your type of participation and method of payment (to pay by credit card using the “payment button”). If you are student you must attach the required certificate.
The registration fee includes attendance at all sessions and the opening ceremony, coffee breaks and lunches during the Symposium, as well as printed material containing the presentations.
Early Registration Fees (before 10/01)
- Full 260.000 CLP / 380 USD
- Students (with certification from thesis advisor or academic institution) 70.000 CLP / 110 USD
- Full 285.000 CLP / 420 USD
- Students (with certification from thesis advisor or academic institution) 85.000 CLP / 130 USD
Methods of Payment
Electronic transfer to Current Account No. 61-168290 Banco Corpbanca under the name of Universidad de Concepción, ID No. 81.494.400-K; A copy of the voucher must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. dollar bank deposit to Current Account No. 61-168290, Banco Corpbanca, under the name of Universidad de Concepción ID No. 81.494.400-K, and send a copy of the voucher (Swift CONBCLRM Code), Código Plaza No. 624 to email@example.com. Indicate “Biocomp” in the bank deposit. Failure to do this, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment by credit card
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These will be accepted with full refund until October 14, 2016. After this date and until November 2, 80% will be refunded. After November 2, refunds will not be available, but substitutions for another participant will be accepted if informed before November 11.
The city of Concepcion is the capital of the Bio Bio Region, located 510 km south of Santiago, Concepción and the neighbours cities reach 1 Million of inhabitants.
The main industries are dedicated to food processing, production of iron, steel, paper, glass, oil refining, sawmilling and pulping chemicals. In addition to produce hydroelectric and thermal energy.
Among the attractions of the city are the Independence Square, the Cathedral of the “Santísima Concepción”, the Art Gallery of the University of Concepcion, the Ecuador Park, the mouth of the Bio Bio river, nearby beaches like Dichato or Punta de Parra, among others.
The Symposium will be held at the Sonesta Hotel Concepción.
Location and surroundings
Located in the intercommune Concepcion-Talcahuano, about 2 km from Carriel Sur Airport, the hotel is connected to the Casino Marina del Sol, with an area of 7500 m2.
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