8th International Conference on Bio-based Materials


13 - 15 April 2015, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

Special Topics: Bio-based 3D Printing - Bioplastics and Environment - 3rd Day Dedicated to High-Potential Start-Ups


++ free booth - only a 3-days conference entrance ticket is needed! ++ already 19 booths booked ++ new: preliminary programme online ++ already 104 participants registered ++

The "Top 6" candidates for the Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2015" are nominated!
The "Top 6" candidates have been selected by the advisory board and the nova-Institute. It was very tough since 24 exciting applications had been received! For the eighth year running, the Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year" will be awarded to the young, innovative bio-based chemicals and materials industry, finding suitable applications and markets for bio-based products.

  • Bayer MaterialScience AG (DE): DESMODUR® eco N7300 – First bio-based polyurethane crosslinker in the market for high performance automotive coatings: Polyisocyanate based on Pentamethylene Diisoccynate (PDI)
  • EcoTechnilin Ltd (UK): FibriRock 100% bio-sourced composite for aircraft applications comprising flax non-woven, basalt yarns, sugar-based bioresin
  • Evonik Industries AG (DE): 100% bio-based high performance polyamide 12 based on palm kernel oil
  • HIB TRIM PART SOLUTIONS GmbH (DE): Nature 50 – Natural reinforced plastic (Hemp – PP) including a long fiber ratio > 50% for injection molding
  • INVISTA S.a.r.l. (US): T162R – Spandex yarn made using renewable butanediol as raw material with a lower CO2 and fossil emissions footprint
  • twoBEars GbR (DE): bioFila – High performance PLA blends with outstanding optic and haptic for 3D printing
This conference aims at providing major players from the European and Asian bio-based chemicals, plastics and composite industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies. The conference and the exhibition will bring together experts from leading companies and newcomers. Representatives of political bodies and associations will also have their say alongside leading companies. Due to the great success and for a second time the conference will count with a third day especially dedicated to start-ups with groundbreaking innovations.
The 8th International Conference on Bio-based Materials (“Biowerkstoff-Kongress”) builds on successful previous conferences: 250 participants and 30 exhibitors mainly from industry are expected!