Biocomposites in 3D Printing & Design and Injection Moulding, Granulates and Applications

The Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC) will be the largest industry meeting on biocomposites worldwide, 6 and 7 December 2017 in Cologne, Germany

400,000 tonnes of biocomposites are currently produced 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.

++ 130 participants from 21 countries are already registered ++ More than 300 participants and 30 exhibitors expected ++

Signs for growth of biocomposites can be found in various markets: With the latest advances in injection moulding and 3D printing, biocomposites are of high interest for a multitude of applications and provide a number of new opportunities. We proudly present our distinguished speakers of the sessions "Injection Moulding: Granulates and Applications“ and "Biocomposites in 3D Printing and Design“.


6 December: Injection Moulding - Granulates and Applications

Chairman: Dr. Andreas Haider, Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH, DE

Dr. Asta Partanen
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)
Successful Biocomposites in Toys, Furniture and Consumer Goods - Abstract here
15:20 Coffee Break  
Dr. Hans Korte
Dr. Hans Korte Innovationsberatung Holz & Fasern (DE)
X-Plorator - High Throughput Technology for Rapid Compound Development - Abstract here
Markku Nikkilä
Elastopoli Oy (FI)

Dr. Paul F. Filz

Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH (DE)

Injection Moulding and Simulation of Consumer Products with Aqvacomp Composites - Abstract here
Dr. Claudia Pretschuh
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH (AT)
Regenerated Cellulose Fibres TENCEL ® FCP as Filler in PP for Improved Foam Injection Moulding - Abstract here

7 December: Biocomposites in 3D Printing and Design

Chairman: Dr. Hans Korte, Dr. Hans Korte Innovationsberatung Holz und Fasern, DE

Dr. Andreas Haider
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH (AT)
Use of Biocomposites in 3D-Fused Layer Modelling - Abstract here
09:20 Carmen Michels

FKuR Kunststoff GmbH (DE)

Be Creative with Bioplastics and Natural Fibres! - Compounds for 3D Printing
Nathalie Labonnote
SINTEF Building and Infrastrucure (NO)
Biocomposites for 3D Printing in Construction
10:00 Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hanaa Dahy
University of Stuttgart (DE)
Biocomposites for Architecture Between Design and Fabrication-Current and Future Visions - 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