“Biocomposite of the Year 2017” awarded at the Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC)
The 230 participants of the Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC), the worldwide largest conference on Natural Fibre and Wood-Plastic Composites, chose the three winners out of six nominees: The new applications for Natural Fibre and Wood-Plastic Composites (NFC and WPC) are Greenbente 24 – boat from 80 % renewable materials (DE), Lignoloc – collated wooden nails (AT) and a fully bio-based pedestrian bridge (NL).
The Innovation Award highlights biocomposites and their applications that entered the market in 2017 or are just about to be launched. More and more companies use Natural Fibre and Wood-Plastic Composites in a wide range of applications such as construction, automotive and consumer goods. Special appearance and haptic, green image, weight savings, shorter cycle times, scratch resistance and, above all, a lower CO2 footprint are important factors for this trend.