Preliminary Conference Programme

1st Day, 6 December 2017
10 am - 6 pm

Wood-Plastic Composites

Chairwoman: Anemon Strohmeyer, German Wood-Based Panel Industry (VHI) (DE)

Anemon Strohmeyer
German Wood-Based Panel Industry (VHI) (DE)
Overview of the German Wood-Plastic Composite Industry
  Horst Walther

Biocomposites in Automotive

  Benedikt Lahl
Volkswagen AG (DE)
Fiber Reinforced Composites for Structural Applications Made from Bio-based and Recycled Materials
Sophie de Rijk
Bcomp Ltd. (CH)
powerRibs in Automotive, the Benefits of Using Flax Grid - Abstract here
Gurminder Minhas 
Performance BioFilaments Inc. (CA)
Automotive Biocomposites Based on Nano-Fibrollated Celluose Technology
Heidi Peltola
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. (FI)
Light-Weight Solutions with Wood Based Biocomposites - Abstract here

Injection Moulding: Granulates and Applications

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

Dr. Hans Korte
Dr. Hans Korte Innovationsberatung Holz & Fasern (DE)
X-Plorator - High Throughput Technology for Rapid Compound Development
Dr. Asta Partanen
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)
Successful Biocomposites in Toys and Consumer Goods
Dr. Claudia Pretschuh
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH (DE)
Regenerated Cellulose Fibres TENCEL ® FCP as Filler in PP for Improved Foam Injection Moulding - Abstract here

Dr. Tanaka Tatsuya
Doshisha University (JP)


Study on Elucidation of Opening Fibre Bundle Mechanism in Manufacturing Process for LFT Granular

Award Session

Chairman: Michael Carus & Dr. Asta Partanen, nova-institut GmbH, DE

20:00 Gala Dinner & Awarding Ceremony


2nd Day, 7 December 2017
9 am - 5:30 pm

Biocomposites in 3D Printing

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

Nathalie Labonnote
SINTEF Building and Infrastrucure (NO)
Biocomposites for 3D Printing in Construction
Dr. Andreas Haider
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH (DE)
Use of Biocomposites in 3D-Fused Layer Modelling

Structural Applications

Chairman: Dr. Arne Schirp, Fraunhofer-Institut für Holzforschung - Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI, DE

Prof. Dr. Patrick Teuffel
Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
Structural Use of Hemp and Flax Fibres with Bio-Based Resins - Bio-Based Bridge - Possibilities for Design and Structural Use - Abstract here

Raw Materials for Biocomposites - Wood and Natural Fibres and Polymers

Chairman: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Müssig, Hochschule Bremen, DE

Dr. Nathalie Benoit
Fibres Recherche Développement (FRD) (FR)
From Plant to Agromaterial: Innovative Axes to a Better Design of Bio-Based Fibres Used in Thermoplastic Composites - Abstract here
Kirsi Immonen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. (FI)
Biocomposites From Side Streams of Paper and Board Industry - Fibre Clay Composites - Abstract here
Richard Meisenheimer
Covestro Deutschland (DE)
New Bio-Based Polyisocyanate - Opens the Way to New Green Lightweight Applications - Abstract here
Oliver Mertens
University Hamburg Center of Wood Science and Technology (DE)
In-Situ Refiner Compounding Approach for TMP-Fibre Thermoplastic Composites - Abstract here
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Müssig 
The Biological Materials Group, BIOMIMETICS, City University of Applied Sciences (DE)
New NFC Product Development Starts with the Selection of an Appropriate Fibre
Dr. Arne Schirp
Fraunhofer-Institute for Wood Research (WKI) (DE)
Improvement of the Fire Retardancy of Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) by Wood Pre-Treatment


Programme Advisory Board

  • Dr. Elmar Witten / AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V.
  • Katharina Brozyna | BASF Color Solutions Germany GmbH
  • Peter von Hoffmann | Coperion GmbH
  • Jens Fischer | DRW-Verlag Weinbrenner GmbH & Co. KG, Holz-Zentralblatt
  • Thorsten Weber | Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH
  • Dr. Arne Schirp | Fraunhofer-Institut für Holzforschung - Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI
  • Dr. Hans Korte | Dr. Hans Korte Innovationsberatung Holz und Fasern
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Müssig | Hochschule Bremen
  • Dr. Andreas Haider | Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH
  • Michael Carus | nova-Institut GmbH
  • Dr. Asta Partanen | nova-Institut GmbH
  • Stephan Hofherr | Verband der Deutschen Holzwerkstoindustrie e.V. (VHI)
  • Jörg Golombek | Werzalit GmbH & Co. KG