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19th Jowat Symposium for the Wood and Furniture Industry

Detmold, November 08, 2022—The 19th Jowat Symposium has provided comprehensive expertise for guests from the wood and furniture industry. This year, the established trade event centered on the topics of future viability and sustainability.

Which strategies safeguard the success of an enterprise in turbulent times? How do closed loops influence and promote sustainable development in the wood and furniture industry? To discuss those questions, more than 120 participants convened at Jowat’s headquarters in Detmold for the well-known trade event in the adhesive manufacturer’s House of Technology.

The symposium featured a series of presentations to shed light on the most different aspects of sustainability: the impact of changing raw material markets and disturbed supply chains on the risk management of an enterprise, strategies for building an efficient circular economy particularly in the chemical industry, the potential of bio-based raw materials, and possible paths towards more sustainable adhesive bonding processes.

The presentations were followed by a panel discussion, in which experts from the subsupplier industries, external industry advisors and representatives of wood-based material, waste disposal and recycling associations discussed the importance of a functioning circular economy for sustainable industrial processes. Dr. Christian Terfloth, managing director at Jowat SE, emphasized that circular flows are the cornerstone of sustainable management and can only be established if there is an open exchange between all players along the process chain.

The conference was rounded off with many ideas coming from processor experiences and with new solutions from the Jowat adhesive portfolio. Participants also highly value the Jowat Symposium for the wide breadth of information and the networking platform it provides. In addition to the presentation of the latest news from machine manufacturers and R&D, the trade foyer also provides an opportunity for open exchange with other participants.