The exhibition will be dedicated to materials that are biobased and/or recycled

The Material District Pop-up at this year’s METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam will have the theme of ‘Circular Beauties’. The exhibition is entirely dedicated to materials that are biobased and/or recycled, avoiding the use of non-renewable material sources.

This comprehensive exposition of raw materials is again organised at the RAI Amsterdam by the global platform for innovative materials, MaterialDistrict.

MaterialDistrict Pop-up will be present with various partners and an exhibition of 120 specially selected new materials. It will be located in the Holland Lounge of the RAI Convention Centre in addition to the Construction Material Pavilion (CMP).

The examples and references in this exhibition will show that intelligent, biobased and recycled materials can be beautiful and luxurious. Tiles with oyster shells, lightweight aluminium foam, translucent leather, recycled plastic tiles, 3D textiles, light emitting fabrics, and materials made from waste are just some examples of what innovative ‘good’ materials you can expect at the ‘Circular Beauties’ exhibition.

MaterialDistrict will also see a series of lectures and presentations organised on the I-nnovationLAB Stage in Hall 6 throughout the three days of the exhibition.

On 19 November, from 15:45-16:15, Niels van Oostenbrugge of Fiberneering will talk about the company’s FRP3D technology, which stands for the 3D printing of Fibre Reinforced Plastic, resulting in lightweight, strong, and durable fibre reinforced products.

Els Zijlstra, founder of MaterialDistrict, will take the stage on 20 November from 11:15-11:45 and on 21 November from 13:00-13:30. Her lecture will discuss the circular board in the world of luxury, using examples and references that show that intelligent, biobased, and recycled materials can be beautiful and luxurious.

The lecture by Friedrich Deimann, Master Boat Builder and founder of Greenboats, on 21 November from 10:45-11:15 will show that it is possible to substitute conventional fossil-based raw material with biobased and/or recycled materials without sacrificing performance or durability.

METSTRADE is the only international B2B exhibition for the marine leisure industry, presenting over 1,600 exhibitors from all over the world. It combines new products, seminars and unrivalled networking opportunities for visitors to connect across countries, technologies and industry sectors.