180 visitors from 27 countries are most convincing evdence to show that the eighth AMI Wood Plastic Composites Conference in Vienna was again able to defend its reputation as an international meeting place of the global WPC industry. Traditionally, the highlights of this event also include the live demonstration of a WPC extrusion line at the technical lab of battenfeld-cincinnati, the event‘s main sponsor. The current outlook for the WPC industry is positive in every respect, the mood is optimistic, and this is certainly due to the very promising sales figures forecast for the next few years. According to the market research study carried out by AMI Consulting, Bristol/UK, which was presented during the conference by Jon Nash, Head of Strategic Research at AMI, annual growth rates of up to 22% are expected until 2013. The largest growth rates are expected for applications in the building construction and interior finishing segment.