Materials4Future

sustainable materials for the future of work

Orgatec 2022 · Cologne

25-29 October, 2022

Exhibition content

Services


Material Consulting & Technology Selection

  • Trend reports and road map analyzes
  • Material and technology research
  • Technology and materials advice

Sustainable Product Design & Material Development

  • Innovation impulses and workshops
  • Application scenarios for innovative materials
  • Development of sustainable material solutions
  • Sustainable product development

Innovation Transfer & Technology Marketing


Events


Orgatec Materials4Future - Mogu Flex Mushroom Flooring

Materials4Future

25–29 October 2022 · Orgatec · Cologne
Ingredients ProSweets 2022 Chip

ISM Ingredients 2022

30 January – 2 February 2022 · Pro Sweets/ISM · Cologne
MMC Bremsbelag - Subcontractor

Subcontractor Materials Revolution 2021

9–12 November 2021 · Jönköping/Sweden

Green Smart Materials

4–7 May 2021 · Interzum @Home

Lectures


Scalite fish scales material for the furniture industry

Megatrends in the furniture industry

19 May 2022 · EFIC Furniture Day · Brussels
Cocoboard sustainable materials

Sustainable materials for new working spaces

30 March 2022 · IBA Forum · online event
ProSweets 2022 Süßware

Sweets in Circles – Innovations for the confectionery industry

1 February 2022 · ISM/Pro Sweets · Cologne

Innodex Materials 2021

9–12 November 2021 · Jönköping/Sweden

Magazine


Motorskins morphing textile

MotorSkins morphing textiles

Berlin based start-up MotorSkins designs and produces textiles with embedded fluidics for Human movement and Human-machine interaction. Their textile systems are capable of sensing and giving haptic…

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Cocoboard sustainable materials

Cocoboard

NaturLoop has been developing a technology for biocomposites from agricultural byproducts and natural adhesives. Its first product, Cocoboard is made from coconut husk fibers and tannin extracts.

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hydrogen wind turbine

Hydrogen power plant for your own home

A research initiative of the Fraunhofer IAP aims to produce hydrogen by operating small wind turbines for personal use. Small rotors and safe tanks are currently being developed for this purpose.

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Mogu Ephea leather alternative from mushroom

Green leather alternative from mushrooms

With EPHEA, the Italian manufacturer Mogu presented a new mushroom-based leather alternative at Paris Fashion Week and expanded the options for the shoe and fashion industry.

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Ubiquitous Window - transparent solar window

Glass facades with transparent solar windows

The US start-up Ubiquitous Energy has developed a transparent glass coating for solar windows to get regenerative energy from glass facades.

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Mushroom Pilz Chips

Mushroom Chips

Edible mushrooms are considered an important food source worldwide. An Australian company has launched salty mushroom chips as a nutritious alternative to standard potato chips.

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Plantish salmon alternative

3D printed salmon alternative

Israeli start-up Plantish has developed a 3D printed plant-based alternative to salmon that has the same nutritional value as fish. It can be prepared in the same way as regular salmon.

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DipWrap Aalto University

Plastic-free DipWrap

At Aalto University students developed the DipWrap, a bio-based protective film for cucumbers made from agar-agar, carnauba wax and dispersed cellulose nanocrystals as an alternative to plastic…

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3D Pioneers Challenge - Urwahn Waldwiesel

3D Pioneers Challenge 2022

The 3D Pioneers Challenge 2022 adresses tech pioneers who pave the way for technology transfer to a sustainable future. Diana Drewes is part of the top-class jury.

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Ponticon high-speed lasercladding

Alloy variants by High-Speed Laser Metal Deposition

On the occasion of formnext in Frankfurt, the start-up Ponticon presented a process for developing new metallic materials for additive manufacturing based on high-speed laser cladding.

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3D printed vaccine patch

3D printed vaccine patch

A team of US scientists has developed a vaccine patch with 3D-printed microneedles for a significantly increased immune response and less pain.

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On the way to climate-neutral steel

thyssenkrupp has reached an important milestone in its transformation towards climate-neutral steel. The first batch of steel was delivered with reduced CO2 emissions.

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Highly densified and extremely hard wood

The company Swiss Wood Solutions is working on modifying domestic solid wood and veneer so that it becomes a true high-performance material, in some cases surpassing the properties of tropical woods.

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Mosa meat burger

Meat industry in transition

Cell-cultured meat is seen as a future source of protein to combat climate change. Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms have developed advanced technologies for extracting meat from animal cells.

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World‘s first watch made from recycled coffee

The Berlin designer Julian Lechner, in cooperation with Lilienthal Berlin, launched the world's first watch made from recycled coffee grounds, waxes and oils.

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Biokunststoff HMF aus Altbackwaren

Bioplastics from old bakery goods

Scientists from the Fraunhofer WKI and the University of Hohenheim have succeeded in extracting the bioplastic hydroxymethylfurfural HMF from old bakery goods for formaldehyde-free resins and…

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Ultraleggera – Lightest chair in the world

The Ultraleggera 1.660 is the lightest chair in the world. Oskar Zięta designed it in response to the feather-light challenge of Gio Ponti's legendary Superleggera design from 1957.

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Stand-up paddleboard from renewable materials

Stand-up paddling is one of the trend sports. At the Fraunhofer WKI, a team of researchers is developing a stand-up paddleboard that is made entirely from renewable raw materials.

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Curved architectural glass with gold printing

The glass finisher sedak has developed its digital printing technology to such an extent that gold and silver can be applied to architectural glass that is up to 18 meters long.

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UNclean Plastics

UNclean Plastics – Recycling of contaminated plastics

In the "UNclean Plastics" project, the two designers Friedrich Gerlach and Felix Stockhausen developed a printing process for the additive manufacture of toothbrushes from contaminated polypropylene.

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Prof. Dr. Sascha Peters

Managing Director, key-note speaker, authorHonorary ProfessorJury member of the Red Dot Award

Diana Drewes

Biodesigner, material developerTechnology scout, authorExpert in biofabrication with fungi, proteins and bacteria