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Tuesday, 04.12.2007

Entry and exhibition from 09 a.m., beginning of the congress at 10 a.m.
Michael Carus
(Managing Director, nova-Institut GmbH, Hürth)
Chairman: Dr. Uwe Bültjer

Timo Grüneberg
(Georg-August-Universität, Institut für Holzbiologie und Holztechnologie, Göttingen), Kersten Kurda (Süddeutsches Kunststoff-Zentrum (SKZ - KFE gGmbH), Germany):
Wood and plastics - The properties of raw materials for WPC

Michael Carus
(nova-Institut GmbH, Germany):
Up-to-date market studies by nova-Institut on WPC and other biomaterials

Dr. Hans Korte
(Innovationsberatung Holz und Fasern, Germany):
Options with WPC board materials - Consideration of history current trends

Dr. Harald Käb
(European Bioplastics e.V., Germany):
Biobased polymeres - An alternative market for persistent products?!

Dr. Show-Ling Lee-Müller
(Projektträger Jülich, Nationale Kontaktstelle Werkstoffe, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany):
The 7th research and development framework programme of the EU: Overview of promotion possibilities in the field of „working materials“
Lunch Break
Injection Moulding
Chairman: Dr. Christoph Burgstaller

Christian Gahle
(nova-Institut GmbH, Germany):
PP-NF and WPC injection moulding in practice: Suppliers, series and pre-series applications, market volume and trends

Jörg Golombek
(Werzalit GmbH & Co. KG, Germany):
Specific aspects of WPC injection moulding: Technics and products
Coffee Break
Chairman: Dr. Christoph Burgstaller

Stephan van der Steen
(RENOLIT AG, Germany):
Proven Wood-Stock® board materials in automobiles and beyond

Detlef Kleber (Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden gGmbH, Germany):
Investigations of Liquid and Powder Coating on WPC

Georg Avramidis (FH Hildesheim/Holzminden, Germany):
Plasma treating of WPC
Extra-Session: WPC-Innovation Award
Chariman: Christian Gahle

Six short presentations á 15 Minuten:
Presentation of the nominated candidates
19:30h - Gala-Buffet and award show of the WPC-Innovationspreis
Michael Carus, Managing Director nova-Institut GmbH and Josef Kitz,
Managing Director Reifenhäuser Extrusion GmbH & Co. KG

Wednesday, 05.12.2007

Begin of the second day: 09:00 h
Chairman: Dr. Heiko Thömen

Dr. Peter Sauerwein
(Verband der Deutschen Holzwerkstoffindustrie e.V. (VHI), Germany):
Seal of approval for deckings from WPC

Gabriel Cescutti
(Faserinstitut Bremen e.V.), Cord Grashorn, (IST Ficotex, Germany), Dr. Holger Fischer (Faserinstitut Bremen e.V., Germany), Prof. Dr. Jörg Müssig (Hochschule Bremen, Professur Biologische Werkstoffe, Germany):
Integrated quality management system for the control of wood particle and fibre degradation in WPC processing

Alexander Reichert (Hochschule Wismar), Dr. Hans Korte (Innovationsberatung Holz und Fasern, Germany):
Methods of analysis for WPC
Coffee Break
Durability / Outdoor Use
Chairman: Dr. Irmgard Bergmann

Katharina Plaschkies, Dr. Wolfram Scheiding
(Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden GmbH, Germany):
Biological Resistance of WPC in Outdoor Applications

Dr. Christian Guckel
(CIBA Specialty Chemicals, Switzerland):
Additives: UV protective systems and their mode of action
Optimised Processing
Chairman: Dr. Irmgard Bergmann

Michael Eloo
(Gala Kunststoff und Kautschukmaschinen GmbH, Germany):
Production of WPC granulates with the Gala i-heat process

Christian Schneider (Kleine Wood & Fibre GmbH & Co. KG, Germany):
High-level radiation, discontinuous WPC conditioning, processes and properties

Stefan Feige (Reifenhäuser Extrusion GmbH & Co. KG, Germany), Gerhard Kosche (Kosche Profilummantelung GmbH, Germany):
Properties improvement through process optimisation
Lunch Break
New Developments: Raw Materials and Processes
Chairman: Dr. Hans Korte

Dr. Christoph Burgstaller, Dr. Wolfgang Stadlbauer
(TCKT – Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik, UAR, Austria):
Impact strength modification of wood plastic composites

Rainer Bittermann
(IFA Tulln, Österreich), Markku Koivisto (UPM Kymmene, Finland):
Paper fibres versus wood particles
Coffee Break
Dr. Andreas Weiss (J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + CO KG, Germany):
Innovative, functional wood fibres for the use of WPC

Huong-Lan Nguyen, Andreas Haider, Uwe Müller, Michael Roth
(Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH (Wood K plus) Austria), Hermann Braun, Andreas Endesfelder (AMI Agrolinz Melamine International GmbH, Austria):
New wood/melamin resin composites in injection moulding and extrusion

Benjamin Baudrit
(Süddeutsches Kunststoff-Zentrum (SKZ - KFE gGmbH), Germany):
Welding of WPC - different processes
Expected end of the congress: 16:30h