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Sixth WPC & NFC Conference, Cologne

Wood and Natural Fibre Composites

++ Press Release: ++  Highlights of the WPC & NFC Conference ++ Winners of the “Wood and Natural Fibre Composite Award 2015” announced ++  220 participants from 25 countries registered ++ NEW:  Proceedings available ++

Save the date: Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC) - 7th Conference on Wood and Natural Fibre Composites, 6-7 December 2017, Maternushaus, Cologne.


On 16 December 2015, the award presentation of the coveted “Wood and Natural Fibre Composite Award” took place in Cologne at the biggest international “WPC & NFC Conference”. The award highlights new materials and products from the world of Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) and Natural Fibre Composites (NFC) that entered the market in 2015 or will soon be launched.

The well established “Wood and Natural Fibre Composite Award” was awarded for the fifth time. Out of 25 companies that applied, a jury nominated six. Each of the nominated companies introduced its new material or product to the conference participants in a 10-minute presentation on the first day of the conference. The 220 participants of the conference chose three winners. The award nomination took place during the gala dinner. The award was sponsored by Coperion GmbH (DE), international market leader in compounding and extrusion technologies.

nova-Institute and Coperion are proud to announce the winners of the Wood and Natural Fibre Award 2015:

  • First place: ONORA BV (NL), 100% bio-based coffin with hemp fibre reinforcement in injection moulding technology
  • Second place: Millvision BV (NL), Flower pots made of biodegradable biocomposite with agro rest fibres
  • Third place: Aqvacomp Oy and Flaxwood Oy (FI), Cellulose fibre-reinforced polystyrene for music instruments