8th International Conference on Bio-based Materials


13 - 15 April 2015, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

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


++ free booth - only a 3-day conference entrance ticket is needed! ++ already 25 booths booked - 3 are still available ++ online programme ++ almost 190 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 N – First bio-based polyurethane crosslinker in the market for high performance automotive coatings: Polyisocyanate based on Pentamethylene Diisocyanate (PDI)
  • EcoTechnilin Ltd (UK): FibriRock 100% bio-sourced composite for aircraft applications comprising flax non-woven, basalt yarns, sugar-based bioresin. Co-developed with TFC
  • 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 fibre reinforced plastic (Hemp – PP) including a long fibre ratio > 50% for injection molding
  • INVISTA S.a.r.l. (US): LYCRA® T 162R Fibre - Spandex yarn made using renewable butanediol as raw material with a lower CO2 and fossil fuel emissions footprint
  • twoBEars GbR (DE): bioFila – High performance PLA blends with outstanding optic and haptic properties for 3D printing
This conference aims to provide 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 from more than 20 countries, mainly from industry, are expected!