High-Performance Applications And Latest Innovations: 8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne

High-Performance Applications And Latest Innovations: 8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne

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14-15 November 2019, Cologne, Germany

In session "High-performance Applications and Latest Innovations", high-performance applications of biocomposites will be presented that would hardly have been possible just a few years ago. The focus is on excellent mechanical properties and lightweight construction, achieved through new biopolymers, optimized natural fibers and new process paths. The areas of application include structural components from the automotive and construction sectors:

  • Elizabeth Eaves, Avantium Renewable Polymers (NL): Humins – A Novel and Versatile Raw Material for Bio-based, Sustainable Composites - Abstract here

  • Werner Klusmeier, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (CN/DE): Application of Natural Fibre Materials in the Interior of a Car - Status and Development

  • Daniel Lang, CORDENKA (DE), Dirk Punke, BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites (DE): Cordenka Cellulose Fibres – Properties and Opportunities in Plastic Reinforcements - Abstract here

  • Heidi Peltola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI): Improving the Performance of Wood Fibre Reinforced PLA Biocomposites - Abstract here

  • Martin Zahel, Papiertechnische Stiftung (DE): Functionalization of Cellulosic Fibres via Reactive Extrusion - Abstract here

  • Nina Graupner, Hochschule Bremen - University of Applied Sciences (DE): Natural Fibre-reinforced Composites for Structural Applications Based on Novel Low Twisted Bast Fibre Yarns - Abstract here

  • Per Brynildsen, Kebony (NO): Kebony - A Sustainable Technology for Exterior Wood Products

  • Peter Ooms, Lorenz Kunststofftechnik (DE): Newly Developed Thermosets with Natural Fibre Reinforcement Lower Production Costs

Full programme here.

Have you considered to book a booth? You find information on the exhibition here. Experience shows that the exhibition is booked out very quickly.

If you will come with some colleagues and book a booth, sponsoring can be a very attractive option! You are welcome to benefit from the high innovative business environment as a sponsor of the Biocomposites Conference.

Last but not least, producers and inventors of innovative, new applications for Biocomposites are invited to hand in their applications for the innovation award Biocomposite of the Year 2019" - sponsored by Coperion -  until end of September.Biocomposites offer excellent possibilities for replacing and supplementing conventional plastics without sacrificing quality and processing. New attractive properties can be achieved for the products such as special optics and haptics, and also stiffness and strength. 


According to the new studies, more than half of the population is willing to spend more money on sustainable products. Our programme shows how these can be properly marketed in different application areas. The latest technologies and materials will be presented in the conference programme. You can find the preliminary programme here:

1st Day, 14 November 2019

Market & Policy

  • Michael Carus, nova-Institut (DE): Market Trends in the Bioeconomy, Bio- and CO2-based Polymers and Renewable Carbon

  • Asta Partanen, nova-Institut (DE): Market Development, Volume and Trends of Biocomposites

  • Joanna Bogdanska, Third Eye Design Joanna Bogdanska (DE): How to Sell Sustainability - Abstract here

Packaging

  • Sebastian Meyer, Golden Compound (DE): Sunflower Seed Shells: A Unique Rawmaterial for Biocomposites - Abstract here

  • Maija Pohjakallio, Sulapac (FI): Material Innovations that Leave no Microplastics Behind - Abstract here

  • Anselm Wohlfahrt, Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden (DE): Mushroom-based Material as a Plastic Alternative - Abstract here

Sustainability

  • Michael Carus, nova-Institut (DE): Sustainability of Natural Fibres and Biocomposites

  • Hans Korte, DR. HANS KORTE Innovationsberatung Holz & Fasern (DE): How the Environment Benefits from a Wood-based Composite Nail Compared to a Steel Nail - Abstract here

  • Hanaa Dahy, BioMat at ITKE / University of Stuttgart (DE): Re-thinking Sustainability in the Building Industry: BIO-Materialisation & Digitalisation - Abstract here

  • Ana Ibánez Garcia, AIJU-Technological Institute for Children`s product and leisure (ES): Let`s Play to be more Sustainable - Abstract here

  • Lisa Wikström, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI): Biocomposites in Circular Economy - Abstract here

Award Introduction

  • Levin Batschauer, Coperion (DE): Processing of Bio-based and Biodegradable Products - Sustainable Compounding Co-rotating Twin Screw Extruders - Abstract here

2nd Day, 15 November 2019

Wood-polymer Composites (WPC)

  • Arne Schirp, Fraunhofer WKI (DE): How Durable are Extruded Wood-polymer Composite (WPC) Sidings with Fire-retardants? – Reaction-to-fire Performance of WPC before and after Artificial Weathering - Abstract here

  • Jürgen Leßlhumer, Kompetenzzentrum Holz (AT): Weathering-resistant Powder Coating of WPC – Challenges and Results - Abstract here

High-performance Applications and Latest Innovations

  • Werner Klusmeier, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (CN/DE): Application of Natural Fibre Materials in the Interior of a Car - Status and Development

  • Daniel Lang, CORDENKA (DE), Dirk Punke, BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites (DE): Cordenka Cellulose fibres – Properties and Opportunities in Plastic Reinforcements - Abstract here

  • Heidi Peltola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI): Improving the Performance of Wood Fibre Reinforced PLA Biocomposites - Abstract here

  • Martin Zahel, Papiertechnische Stiftung (DE): Functionalization of Cellulosic Fibres via Reactive Extrusion - Abstract here

  • Nina Graupner, Hochschule Bremen - University of Applied Sciences (DE): Natural Fibre-reinforced Composites for Structural Applications Based on Novel Low Twisted Bast Fibre Yarns - Abstract here

  • Elizabeth Eaves, Avantium Renewable Polymers (NL): Humins – A Novel and Versatile Raw Material for Bio-based, Sustainable Composites - Abstract here

  • Per Brynildsen, Kebony (NO): Kebony - A Sustainable Technology for Exterior Wood Products

WPC and NFC Granulates for Injection Moulding, Extrusion and 3D Printing

  • Ralf Ponicki, UPM Biocomposites (FI): UPM Formi; Successful Replacement of Fossil Based Plastics by Using Sustainable Formi Products Based on Cellulose Fiber

  • Dirk Zimmermann, Amorim (DE): Biocomposite Innovation with Natural Cork - Natural Born Technology with AMORIM - Abstract here

  • Jeremiah Dutton, Trifilon (SE): Trifilon Biocomposites – Advancing Sustainability & Performance with Hemp Fibres - Abstract here

  • Florian Graichen, Scion (NZ): BioLite, This Swedish Company is Calling it a ‘Second Generation Biocomposite’ - Abstract here

  • Andreas Haider, Kompetenzzentrum Holz (AT): PLA/PHA Bio-based Blends for Injection Molding and 3D Printing Process - Abstract here

  • Gary Chinga Carrasco, RISE PFI (NO): Biocomposites for 3D printing – Bioplastics and the Reinforcement Potential of Lignocellulosic Fibres and Lignin - Abstract here

  • Amélie Tribot, Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS (FR): Valorization of Kraft Lignin and Corn Cob by-Products into PLA-Matrix based Biocomposites: Characterization of Injected-molded Specimens - Abstract here

  • Franck Baradel, Omya International (CH): Enhancing Biopolymer Biocomposites with Functional Minerals

Have you considered to book a booth? You find information on the exhibition hereExperience shows that the exhibition is booked out very quickly.

If you will come with some colleagues and book a booth, sponsoring can be a very attractive option! You are welcome to benefit from the high innovative business environment as a sponsor of the Biocomposites Conference.

Last but not least, producers and inventors of innovative, new applications for Biocomposites are invited to hand in their applications for the innovation award “Biocomposite of the Year 2019" - sponsored by Coperion -  until end of September.

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