The upcoming 4th International Congress on Bio-based Plastics and Composites will take place in Cologne, Germany: March, 15th-16th 2011

Innovation Award - Bio-based Material of the year 2010!

The 3 winners are:

1 .Propper GmbH & Co. KG | Proganic, (PHA-based) | Watering can
2. GreenGran B.V. | GreenGran, Natural Fibre Reinforced Granules | BioCharger
3. Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
| Arctic (PLA-based) | ECOmfort Correction Roller

Press release here!

Report on Bio-based Plastics and Composites - free download!

Get the latest information about Bio-based Plastics and Composites and get to know the speakers prior to the Congress with the latest issue of our Biowerkstoff-Report (PDF)!



Information about the Conference and HANNOVER MESSE

As the most important technology event venue worldwide, the HANNOVER MESSE is the ideal setting for the Biowerkstoff-Kongress. Last year around 210,000 visitors came to Hannover for the event - one in four from abroad - and met 6,150 exhibitors from 61 countries. This year similar numbers are expected.

The link with the HANNOVER MESSE is of particular importance, as national and international material experts, developers, producers and users from very diverse sectors of the industry are able to meet and exchange ideas, especially at the social event on the first evening of the Congress. Simultaneous translations of all presentations will be available in German or English.

At the 3. Biowerkstoff-Kongress - International Congress on Bio-based Plastics and Composites, the latest material and product developments from leading suppliers and developers throughout the world will be presented and discussed. The applications will include those from the automotive industry, civil engineering, consumer goods and the packaging industry.

What are innovative biomaterials?

Biomaterials are based on the direct use, or the biotechnological modification, of starch, sugar, plant oil, cellulose/natural fibres as well as special biomolecules such as rubber or lignin. All of them diversify the raw material base, create more independence from the price rises of crude oil and usually have a significantly better CO2-balance than conventional materials. Basically almost all fossil-based materials can be substituted by biomaterials. This group of biomaterials includes bio-based plastics, biodegradable ones as well as durables, Wood-Polymer-Composites (WPC), natural fibre reinforced plastics and natural rubber.

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