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Nominees for the Innovation Award “Biocomposite of the Year 2017”

OWI GmbH (DE) launched an injection moulded school seat shell. The polypropylene (PP) and wood-based granulates were developed by Linotech GmbH (DE). The chair combines properties such as positive haptics - comfortably soft and warm to the touch – and standard PP chair requirements in terms of flex behaviour, notch impact strength and staple taking properties for upholstery, and stress load cycles without breakages.

Nails made from wood are one of the oldest known fasteners in the world, thus Raimund Beck Nageltechnik GmbH (AT) has initiated the next evolution stage LignoLoc - collated wooden nails for use with pneumatic nailers. This new technology requires no pre-drilling; offers maximum holding power due to a natural welding effect with the base wood and offers new application fields for domestic beech wood-based composite.

The biocomposites industry meets in Cologne

The wide range of successful new technologies and applications of biocomposites in consumer goods, automotive industries and construction will be presented at the Biocomposites Conference Cologne, 6-7 December 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

nova-Institute would like to acknowledge Coperion GmbH (DE) for sponsoring the renowned Innovation Award “Biocomposite of the Year 2017”. “Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DE)” is silver sponsor and FKuR GmbH (DE), Fibres Recherche Développement (FR), Linotech GmbH & Co. KG & ParaPack GmbH (DE), simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH (DE), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD (FI) are bronze sponsors of the conference.

The exhibition accompanying the conference is up to a great start. Already 19 companies have booked a booth. Interested companies should book as soon as possible because of the limited exhibition area.

Source: nova-Institute