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)

10:00  
Anemon Strohmeyer
German Wood-Based Panel Industry (VHI) (DE)
Overview of the German Wood-Plastic Composite Industry
  Horst Walther
NATURinFORM GmbH (DE)
 

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

09:00  
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