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Centre for Advanced Wood Processing 
brings finishing expertise to WMS 2017

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One of Canada’s premier institutions for professional wood manufacturing training, the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, will convene a roster of top finishing experts at for a conference track at the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. WMS 2017 runs Nov. 2-4 at the International Centre, in Mississauga, Ontario.
A presentation by Prof. Phil Evans will detail results of ongoing research into atomization of finishes during the application process, and grain raising during sanding. Evans is on the faculty of the University of British Columbia, and participates in the program at the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing.
A case study on a wood-manufacturing firm that has successfully adopted new finishes will also be included in the program.
Among other presentations planned are sessions on:
• Developments in Water-based and Urethane Coatings
•Transitioning to Polyurethane Coating
• Developments in automated finishing equipment
• Troubleshooting Finishing Problems
Attendees can register for individual sessions, or sign up for the entire Finishing Conference, which includes the luncheon keynote by Sylvain Garneau, CEO of Group Lacasse, one of Canada’s largest furniture manufacturing firms.
The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing is Canada’s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP offers a wide range of training courses, professional e-learning programs, in-plant training, product development, and manufacturing improvement services.
 It also conducts and coordinates applied research and development, and support the award-winning University of British Columbia Bachelor of Science degree program in Wood Products Processing, and its cooperative education program.
Headed by its Managing Director Jason Chiu, CAWP offers training and support throughout North America.
Registration is now open for the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. The biannual event is Canada’s largest exhibition of woodworking technology and supplies. The 2017 edition is expected to draw thousands of wood industry business owners, execs and operators, to view more than 150 exhibits showing thousands of products.

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