Third German WPC Congress: the European lead congress for Wood Plastic Composites!

Congress Journal freely available for download

On Dec. 2nd to 3rd, the European lead congress for Wood Plastic Composites opens its doors for the third time in the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany. Use this unique chance to learn everything about the WPC-sector and to meet leading experts from all over the world. The talks will be translated simultaneously (German – English and vice versa).

Congress Journal & Programme:
For two days, 30 invited speakers from industry and research report on the leading WPC-products in Germany and Europe, new processes and materials as well as current developments on international markets. Read already today the comments and summaries of the speakers in our Congress Journal.

More Top News:

  • Leading Chinese companies will present latest trends and developments from the Chinese WPC-sector on December 3rd 2009 from 4:30 p.m. onwards.
  • Already now, more than 280 participants from 22 countries are registered! In this way, the Third German WPC Congress has established itself as the lead congress in Europe.
  • With 26 stands, the exhibition is nearly booked out.

WPC Innovation Award
Also this year, the nova-Institut has donated an Innovation Award for WPC with friendly support of Reifenhäuser. Nominated are the following companies:

The award show of the winners takes place on December 2nd, 2009, within the scope of the evening gala buffet (07:30 p.m.) at the Third German WPC Congress.

The following companies/institutes have booked a booth:

Many thanks to our premium sponsor Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG, Troisdorf, to our sponsor Werzalit GmbH + Co. KG and to our premium partner Verband der Dt. Holzwerkstoffindustrie (VHI).

In addition, we would like to thank our partners AVK, european bioplastics, Dr. Hans Korte, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Fraunhofer WKI, Kunststoffland NRW, HDH, pro-K, 6th China Int. Wood & Wood Products Expo, Omnexus, Stiftung Arbeit und Umwelt, TCKT and the University of Hamburg.

We are pleased about the reporting of our media partners JEC Composites, bioplastics MAGAZINE, Branchenführer Innovative Biowerkstoffe (BIB 2010), Composite Materials,, EUWID Holz, forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften,, Holz-Zentralblatt, Plasticker, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, VM Verlag GmbH and the news portal

WPC in brief
WPC or “Wood Plastic Composites” are composites that are typically made from wood flour (up to 80%) and plastics such as polypropylene or polyethylene plus additives like adhesive agents, UV-protectors and pigments. The most important market for WPC are deckings, where WPC currently hold a market share of about 6%, with a high potential for growth, especially as a substitute for tropical wood. A significant rise has also taken place in applications for the furniture industry where for example several chairs and shelving systems are available already.

The production in Europe has now grown to 120.000 t/a in the building and furniture industry alone, plus 50.000 t per year for use in the automotive industry. This makes WPC one of the most important and successful new biomaterials. Leading WPC-producing countries and regions are Germany, Austria, The Benelux and Scandinavia.

Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG (Troisdorf) & Openhouse event
Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG, premium sponsor of the Third German WPC Congresses, invites to the openhouse event and to the workshop on December 1st, 2009, 01:00-05:00 pm, at Reifenhäuser in Troisdorf.

We are looking forward to welcome you in December 2009 in Cologne / Germany!

Yours sincerely

Your nova congress-team
Michael Carus (managing director)
Dominik Vogt and Martina Kolarek (congress management)

Further information
All information regarding the congress can be found at

Dominik Vogt
Tel.: 0049-2233-48 14 49

Martina Kolarek
Tel.: 0049-30-61 65 57 57

nova-Institut GmbH
Chemiepark Knapsack
50354 Hürth, Germany
Fax: 0049-2233-48-14 50


nova-Institut GmbH, 2009-11-26.


bioplastics MAGAZINE (Zeitschrift)
Europäischer Wirtschaftsdienst GmbH (EUWID)
European Biodiesel Board (EBB)
forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften
Fraunhofer-Institut für Holzforschung Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI
GALA Kunststoff- und Kautschukmaschinen GmbH
Greiner Extrusion GmbH
Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH
Hauptverband der Deutschen Holz verarbeitenden Industrie (HDH)
Hiendl Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Co. KG
JEC Composites
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH
Kosche Profilummantelung GmbH
Krauss-Maffei GmbH
Lenzing Gruppe
nova-Institut GmbH
Reifenhäuser EXTRUSION Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Stiftung Arbeit und Umwelt
Universität Hamburg
Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH


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