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biobased materials - Program schedule finalized

10th Congress for Biobased Materials, Natural Fibres and WPC / 24 -25 June 2014 in Stuttgart-Fellbach

(PresseBox) (München, ) "Biobased Materials" continue to grow in importance globally in a wide variety of industrial sectors, and not only because of reasons associated with sustainability. The primary reason is the technical benefits of these materials. The potential for new products and new applications based on existing and new materials is far from being exhausted.

For the 10th time, the Congress for Biobased Materials, Natural Fibres and WPC provides on June 24th/25th a platform for industrial researchers, engineers and academics to present, exchange and discuss the latest developments, trends in innovations as well as strategic questions.
The congress biobased materials has helped to drive the expansion of applications of this group of materials. Considering the advancements and future trends, the congress has expanded the focus from WPC to biobased composites and bioplastics and to renewable materials.

In 2014 confirmed Speakers are

BASF SE, Prof. Dr. Andreas Künkel, Germany
Borealis Polyolefine GmbH, Michael Tranninger, Austria
Composite Technical Services llc, Enrico Ferri, USA
Fraunhofer IAP, Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Fink and Dr. Johannes Ganster, Germany
Fraunhofer ICT, Dr. Jan Diemert, Germany
Fraunhofer IGB, Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth, Germany
HempFlax b.v., Mark Reinders, The Netherlands
KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH, Martin Würtele, Germany
KTH Fiber & Polymer Technology, Prof. Lars Berglund, Sweden
UPM, Markku Koivisto, Finland
VTT Technical Research Center, Dr. Pia Qvintus, Finland
WMG, University of Warwick, Prof. Kerry Kirwan, UK
WPC Corporation, Takeyasu Kikuchi, Japan
Washington State University, Prof. Karl Englund, USA

  • • Biological, biobased materials: bioplastics and biocomposites
  • • Natural and cellulose fibre-reinforced and innovative plastic composites
  • • Innovative processing and manufacturing methods for said materials and composites
  • • Additives and fillers for biobased materials and composites
  • • Innovative applications, for instance, in the furniture, construction, packaging, sporting goods, aircraft and automotive industries

Schwabenlandhalle, Tainer Str. 7-9, 70734 Fellbach

Conference fee:

Registration fee until 10 May 2014:

Regular fee € 920,- ;
Special rate for subscribers of Kunststoffe and Kunststoffe international and members of kunststoffland NRW and AVK: € 828,-
University Staff € 395,- / Speaker /Poster exhibit € 250,–

Registration fee from 11 May 2014 on:

Regular fee € 990,- ;
Special rate for subscribers of Kunststoffe and Kunststoffe international and members of kunststoffland NRW and AVK: € 891,-
University Staff € 475,- / Speaker /Poster exhibit € 250,–

(All prices plus German VAT)


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