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AMI is pleased to announce that the 11th edition of the Wood Plastics Composites conference will take place from 7-9 March 2016 at the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen in Vienna, Austria.

The event will draw on experience across Europe to bring focus on the latest developments in the industry. The conference is now well-established as the leading European and international event.

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

Mr Hardik Pancha from Hardy Smith 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, Facade Engineering Centre about norms and performance test for WPC wall cladding and from well-known industry expert Barry John Davis of DPDS International about his latest project on the world"s longest co-extruded WPC boardwalk. 


The programme 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 extensive table top exhibition enabling delegates to find out about all the latest technical developments for wood plastic composites. 

The conference also includes a practical demonstration at the battenfeld-cincinnati Austria GmbH premises, headline sponsors of the event, where delegates can get hands on experience of the extrusion technology and the products. (

The conference sessions will be simultaneously translated into German and Italian. 

WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITES 2016 will be held at the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen in Vienna, Austria from 7-9 March 2016. For further information please go to AMI"s website at  or call Maud Lassara, Senior Conference Organiser on +44 (0)117 314 8111 or e-mail: