bio!CAR conference

Datum: 21 september 2017


The amount of plastics in modern cars is constantly increasing. Plastics and composites help to achieve light-weighting targets. Plastics offer enormous design opportunities. Plastics are important for touch-and-feel and the safety of cars. BUT: consumers, suppliers in the automotive industry and OEMs are more and more looking for bio-based alternatives (made from renewable resources) to petroleum-based materials. That‘s why bioplastics MAGAZINE together with nova-Institute is organizing the second edition of the bio!CAR conference on bio-based materials for the automotive industry.

On September 20 and 21, experts from all areas of bio-based materials in automotive will present their latest developments at the bio!CAR conference ( in Stuttgart, Germany.

The scope of materials covered includes conventional plastics filled or reinforced with sophisticated woven and non-woven natural fibres, bio-based, so-called “drop-in” plastics, such as polyamides based on castor oil or polyolefins made from sugar cane-based bio-ethanol. But also rather “new” bioplastics such as PLA and isosorbide-based polycarbonates are covered, as well as thermoset resins from renewable resources and bio-based alternatives for rubber and elastomers.

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2017 will be presenting everything in the field of composites from 19 to 21 September in Stuttgart. This includes bio-based products, technologies and solutions. For the fourth time, exhibitors and nova-institute together will be demonstrating at the “Bio-based Composites” pavilion how well sustainable products perform when it comes to lightweight construction, bio-based materials and the most modern composite solutions. A total of 14 companies can present the topic of bio-composites at the trade fair. The joint pavilion is located centrally in the fibre area in hall 6 stand D50. Expected are visitors from around 60 nations. Of these, more than 40% are international visitors. Read more here .To book one of the four spots still available at the “Bio-based Composites” pavilion please contact

At bio!CAR conference, we still have a few slots free. So if you’d like to give a presentation on your products or services in the field of ”Bio-based Materials in Automotive Applications” – now is the time to contact Asta Partanen  or Michael Thielen