Biocomposites Conference Cologne - Focus today on Biocomposites in Automotive & Wood-Plastic Composites

6 - 7 December 2017 in Cologne, Germany

The Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC) will be the largest industry meeting on biocomposites worldwide. Production of 400,000 t of Biocomposites in Europe for Construction, Automotive, Furniture and Consumer Goods. The conference will showcase exciting and successful composites based on bio-based materials on the current market as well as promising future developments.

++ almost 110 participants from 20 countries are already registered ++ More than 300 participants and 30 exhibitors expected ++

The conference programme represents the wide spectrum of innovative applications and material choices available for Natural Fibre Composites (NFC) and Wood-Plastic Composite (WPC).

We would like to draw your attention today to the first two sessions of the 1st day (6th of December). The focus is on "Wood-Plastic Composites" and "Biocomposites in Automotive":

Wood-Plastic Composites

Chairwoman: Dr. Asta Partanen, nova-Institut GmbH, DE

Anemon Strohmeyer
German Wood-Based Panel Industry (VHI) (DE)
Horst Walther
Overview of the German Wood-Plastic Composite Industry
10:00 Barry John Davis
DPDS International Ltd. (UK)
A Global Overview of the WPC Decking Market - Abstract here

Dr. Wayne Song
WPCC Wood-Plastic Composite Council of China (CN)

WPC Development and Actual Trends in China
10:50   N.N.  

Biocomposites in Automotive

Chairman: Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH, DE

11:20 Maira Magnani
Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen GmbH (DE)
Biocomposites: a Milestone Towards Sustainable Mobility within Ford Motor Company
11:50 Benedikt Lahl
Volkswagen AG (DE)
Fiber Reinforced Composites for Structural Applications Made from Bio-based and Recycled Materials
12:20 Lunch Break  
Sophie de Rijk
Bcomp Ltd. (CH)
powerRibs in Automotive: the Benefits of Using Flax Grid Reinforcements in Automotive Large Series Interiors and Race Car Body Parts - Abstract here
Gurminder Minhas 
Performance BioFilaments Inc. (CA)
Automotive Biocomposites Based on Nano-Fibrollated Celluose Technology - Abstract here
Heidi Peltola
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. (FI)

Light-Weight Solutions with Wood Based Biocomposites - Abstract here


The full programme is online at here.

Use this unique chance for a targeted advertising!

We would like to draw your attention to the conference journal of the Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC). This is unique opportunity for you to advertise! We will print the journal 300 times and it will be distributed by email to more than 40,000 recipients. Additionally, the conference journal will be published at the conference page. Please find in the following an overview of all advertisement opportunities (all prices excl. 19% VAT):

  • 1 DIN-A4 page: 1,000 EUR
  • 1/2 DIN-A4 page: 500 EUR
  • 1/4 DIN-A4 page: 300 EUR

Regarding the size of the advertisement and further details please have a look at here (PDF). Deadline for delivery is 8 November 2017. Mr. Dominik Vogt is happy to help you in case of any questions.


The exhibition accompanying the conference is up to a great start. Already 21 companies have booked a booth. Interested companies should book as soon as possible because of the limited exhibition area. Exhibition information at here.


The nova-Institute would like to acknowledge Coperion GmbH (DE) for sponsoring the renowned Innovation Award “Biocomposite of the Year 2017”. “Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DE)” is silver sponsor and Fibres Recherche Développement (FR), FKuR GmbH (DE), Linotech GmbH & Co. KG & ParaPack GmbH (DE), simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH (DE) as well as VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD (FI) are bronze sponsors of the conference.

Best regards,

Your nova-conference team