Wood and biofibers are vital biomaterials for all aspects of the human beings life. They are used in varieties of applications such as making ropes, buildings and automotive applications as well as extraction of bioproducts for health care and food applications. Recently, the developments of the wood and biofiber products have been growing with the increase of environmental concern. The biomaterials are renewable, environmentally friendly, and they have large diversities of applications. Wood and Biofiber International Conference (WOBIC2017) will take place from 21st to 23rd November 2017 in Hotel Bangi - Putrajaya, Malaysia. The conference will be an immediate assistance to those involved in the growing of the wood and biofiber products research and industry including researchers, inventors, educators, suppliers, and engineers. WOBIC2017 is organized by Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia.
This conference was previously named as the International Conference on Kenaf and Allied Fibers (ICKAF), which is held every 4 years and will carry on the tradition of the international conference begun in 2009. INTROP is recognizing the value of a holistic approach to sustainable wood and biofiber production so that the final product meets the needs of all. A strategic decision has been made to change the name of the conference to expand its scope by covering other fibers, and ascertains the evolution and significance of the wood and biofiber sector in the global economy.
WOBIC2017 seeks to bring together industry and academia to discuss the latest developments in wood and biofiber, from upstream agricultural-related topic to downstream fiber processing and product advancement, as well as the socio-economic impact of these commodities.
The WOBIC2017 theme is:
“LIGNOCELLULOSE FOR FUTURE BIOECONOMY”