Fourth German WPC-Congress

The European lead congress of the WPC-industry! (13. & 14.12.2011, Maritim Hotel Cologne, Germany)

For the fourth time already, nova-Institut GmbH is organising the German WPC-congress on the 13th and 14th December 2011. It will take place at the great hall in the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany. A exhibition, the awarding of the innovation award and activities of trade associations are framing this biggest european event on Woo Plastic Composites (WPC). The congress predominantly picks up topics of the German-speaking WPC industry, but the speakers, exhibitors and participants are international – all talks will be translated simultaneously. 300 participants from 23 countries have visited the “3rd German WPC congress” in 2009 and made it the biggest meeting point for the WPC-industry in Europe. This year, we expect a similar number of participants.

The latest Congress-Leaflet with presentations can be seen here.

Call for papers
If you would like to present new developments, processing methods or products at the WPC-Congress 2011, please send us an email with the title and abstract. Our programme committee and sponsors will select the presentations. Please contact: Lena Scholz,, +49 (0)2233 48 1448 by Sptember 1st 2011.

WPC Innovation Award
For the third time running, the WPC Innovation Award 2011 will be awarded. The focus of the prize is on new developments within these areas, which have had a market launch in 2010/2011. Take part and send your 2-page invitation to Lena Scholz,, +49 (0)2233 48 1448 by September 1st, 2011. After a pre-selection of the “top 6” candidates by the jury, the election of the winner will be performed by the participants of the WPC-Kongress 13th of December 2011 in Cologne, Germany. The WPC-Innovation Award year 2011 is included in intensive media and press work of the nova-Institut.

Would you like to present your company at the WPC-Kongress to a broad interested public? Show your innovative products and services on your own stand at the Congress 2011 in Cologne, Germany. For further information please visit our website or contact Dominik Vogt directly, +49 (0)2233 48 1449.

Your Congress-Team
Michael Carus, Janpeter Beckmann, Lena Scholz & Dominik Vogt (nova-Institut GmbH)

We would like to thank our congress sponsor: Reifenhäuser Extrusion GmbH & Co. KG

and our media partners plasticker,, EUWID, Extrusion, GAK, Holz-Zentralbltt, MACPLAS, Plasticker, Forum nachhaltig wirtschaften, Timber Web, as well as International Business Directory for Innovative Bio-based Plastics and Composites (iBIB 2011).

Our partners are AVK, Dr. Hans Korte, kunststoffland NRW e.V., HDH, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Fraunhofer WKI, VDM.


nova-Institut GmbH, press release, 2011-06-07.


Dr. Hans Korte - Innovationsberatung Holz & Fasern
Fraunhofer-Institut für Holzforschung Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI
Fraunhofer-Institut für Umwelt-, Sicherheits- und Energietechnik (UMSICHT)
Hauptverband der Deutschen Holz verarbeitenden Industrie (HDH)
Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (AVK)
kunststoffland NRW e.V.
nova-Institut GmbH
Reifenhäuser EXTRUSION Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie (VDM)


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