The organisers of the 11th edition of the Wood Plastics Composites conference have released information about the event program.

The conference will take place from 7-9 March 2016 in Vienna, Austria.

AMI have gathered together a panel of expert international speakers from Europe, Asia and United States, which will cover key issues for the industry.

These include Hardik Pancha from Hardy Smith who will present an overview of the WPC market in India, while US market leader Trex will send a speaker to give their perspective on the industry. Delegates will also hear from leading European WPC manufacturer Rehau about the trends in the European WPC market. 

The market insight session will also include a presentation from Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, Façade Engineering Centre about norms and performance test for WPC wall cladding and from industry expert Barry John Davis of DPDS International about his latest project on the world’s longest co-extruded WPC boardwalk.

Latest developments

The program will also include a session on the latest materials developments with papers from Fraunhofer WKI (on flame retarded WPC) Wacker Chemie (on silicone based processing aids) Dupont de Nemours (on ionomer resin) and Beologic (on compounding).

 Other speakers include Implement consulting, HM Concept, Onegrow, Sandvik and battenfeld-cincinnati. AMI’s Head of Strategic research Jon Nash will also give an overview of the WPC market in Europe.

 This major international event is expected to attract over 180 delegates from more than 30 countries and will be accompanied by an table top exhibition enabling delegates to find out about all the latest technical developments for wood plastic composites.

This story is reprinted from material from AMI, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.