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1. Information about the WPC study made by nova-Institut in 2006 (Link to PDF)

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2. Information about the WPC-Congress in Cologne 2005:

Summary of the press release about the great success of the First German WPC Congress (2005)

First German WPC Congress with great Response

Large market and innovation potential for wood-plastic composites (WPC) – section WPC was founded

The First German WPC Congress that was held by the nova-Institut (Hürth) on November 8th and 9th in the Maritim-Hotel in Cologne achieved great interest among the wood and plastics processing industry, suppliers and users: 300 participants from 14 countries met in Cologne to become informed about the newest developments in wood-plastics-compounds and to discuss actively.
The sectors construction, furniture, automotive, raw materials and additives as well as producers from the wood and plastics industry were present.

24 companies and institutes presented their competence in production machines (extruders), measurement and mixing devices, WPC granules and consumer products at the accompanying trade exhibition.
The exhibitors expressed their satisfaction with the „well-mixed“ participants that allowed a wealth of business contacts.

The strong interest in the topic WPC reflects the astonishing dynamics with which the production and sales of this new materials group are growing.
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On November 8th, the first day of the congress, a new section WPC was founded as a part of the „Verband der Deutschen Holzwerkstoffindustrie e.V.“ (VHI), Gießen.
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The participants experienced a booming industry sector, an industry sector with great potential that shall be used, but also obstacles and risks that need to be overcome. The congress contributed to both.
The aim of the nova-Institut was to put this congress into life to unite the interests and industry sectors – and it succeeded.
The concept of letting producers and users have their say succeeded, marking off this congress from other events and interesting new players in WPC. The WPC congress shall – with an enhanced concept – take place at regular intervals.