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14-15 November 2019, Cologne

8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne

The 8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne is a leading conference on biocomposites and presents latest developments, trends and market opportunities. © nova-Institute 2019Recently, biocomposites have begun to penetrate several additional markets beyond the main sales market of decking. With the latest advances in injection moulding and 3D printing, both wood-plastic composites (WPC) and natural fibre composites (NFC) are of high interest for a multitude of applications and fruitful new options for product differentiation.

The 8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne, from 14-15 November 2019 in Cologne, offers a comprehensive overview of current developments, product diversity and application areas. With an average of 250 participants and 30 exhibitors, the conference has established itself as a leading international conference in the sector of biocomposites.

Recently observed market developments are favourable for biocomposites. The biocomposite markets continue to grow, stable in established markets like construction and automotive and growing strong in the more recently entered markets of consumer goods and packaging, with new players providing opportunities in innovative applications.

The biggest increase is expected for traded biocomposite granulates for furniture, toys, consumer goods and cases, primarily in injection moulding and 3D printing. According to calculations by the nova-Institute, the production of biocomposite granulates in Europe will double over the coming 10 years.

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