Welcome to the German Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) Conference!



Save the date: 6th German WPC-Conference 2015: 16 - 17 December 2015, Maritim Hotel Köln




++ New: All presentations (PDF) are available for 150 EUR (net) ++  New market report on WPC 2012! ++

A link has been sent to all participants to download the presentations for free.

Congratulations to the winners of the innovation award!

No. 1 - RENOLIT GOR S.p.A,
Germany/Italy: RENOLIT GORCELL thermoformable WPC-sheets
No. 2 - Kappes Environment Technology Co. Ltd. (KET),
China: ECOLIFE® – Planet Protecting Profiles
No. 3 - Langmatz GmbH und SKZ KFE gGmbH,
Germany: Structural foamed WPC for modular cable manholes

“New opportunities through successful market establishment” is the theme of the largest European WPC conference, whose fifth edition will attract over 300 interested professionals from 20 countries to the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany. As in previous years, the event is sponsored by Reifenhäuser Extrusion Technology GmbH & Co. KG. The innovation award is sponsored by BASF Color Solutions Germany GmbH."

Wood-Plastic Composites are one of the world’s fastest growing bio-based materials. Over three million tonnes of WPC are currently produced worldwide, mainly for use in extruded decking. Yet there are also an increasing number of applications using injection moulding, especially for consumer goods.

The conference will focus on national and international market surveys, which will shed light on current trends and main interactions between high-growth areas outside Europe for actors and decision-makers on markets here. Further conference themes are new technologies and quality assurance, along with issues related to the durability and quality of terrace decking and other outdoor uses. For the first time comprehensive recycling concepts, life cycle analysis and certification systems will be presented and discussed at the conference. Technology development firms will also find a great deal to interest to them, as we shall be making a detailed comparison of a number of compound technologies used in extrusion and injection moulding.
Even though the conference focusses on German-speaking countries due to their roles as major producers and markets, we shall take account of the increasingly global dimension of the market by holding the second day of the conference in English and shedding light on international developments. Simultaneous translation in English and German will of course be available on the respective days.
Alongside an exhibition for WPC manufacturers and their suppliers, we shall be organising the conference’s first “WPC to Touch” workshop for architects and craftsmen. The workshop will offer planners an opportunity to find out more about WPC’ frame conditions, characteristics and potential applications as well as their installation. The aim is to boost the use of WPC. more
Innovation Award
The first day’s programme will centre on the Innovation Award, for which various innovative processes and applications will compete. The award is once more sponsored by BASF Color Solutions Germany GmbH, and conference participants will vote for the winner on the first afternoon. Are you in? more
Take advantage of target group specific sponsoring! Present your company in the trend-setting environment of the largest European WPC conference. Have a look at our sponsoring opportunities and pick your slot! more