Amsterdam | 2018, 13 - 15 November

Material Xperience

Material Xperience was entirely dedicated to inspirational and innovative materials for yacht building. It consists of the exhibition “Floating Future”, as well as the presentation of the newest materials of some of our partners. The yacht industry is a specific one, with its own history of materials and techniques. However, there is much inspiration to be found and lessons to be learned by looking at developments in others sectors. Digital techniques such as 3D printing, the use of smart materials, recycled materials and biobased materials were amply represented in the exhibition “Floating Future”. 3D printed surfaces, origami textiles, luxurious leather, acoustic and fireproof metals, panels made from seagrass, and tiles of recycled plastic from the ocean were some exciting examples. The exhibition had something for everybody, from creative, technician and trendwatcher to manufacturer.

Why visit?


As part of the Construction Material Pavilion (CMP), Materia’s partners and experts from around the world will showcase innovative materials related to the maritime industry. The goal is to inspire marine architects, designers, and shipbuilders with innovative and experimental materials that can be used or function as source of inspiration in boat and yacht building.

About Materia


Materia is the leading international platform for material innovation focusing on events, inspiration, and co-creation. Materia promotes joint innovation for a more beautiful, more sustainable and high-quality built and finished environments. Through independent and a continuously growing collection of more than 2,600 inspiring materials, Materia connects building professionals: on a daily basis via, annually at Material Xperience, and periodically through contemporary themes and events. Find more information on

125 innovative materials were displayed in the Elicium

Get an impression of 2016

Irene Dros

Maritime Domain Manager

“In addition to the DAME awards, with its strong focus on design, METSTRADE always showcases thousands of innovations and new products. Due to the large number and wide range of marketing & promotion opportunities, not all these premiers get the attention they deserve. The InnovationLAB concept resolves this through a variety of channels.”


At the Material Xperience on Tour presentation 2017 the following companies showcased their products:

De Riemsdijk 4
4004 LC Tiel, Nederland
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Flax Composites
N Malaquin
41 rue des metissages CS 70314
F-59336, Tourcoing Cedex, France

Stadtkoppel 34
21337, Lüneburg, Germany
Windmolen 46
6003 BK Weert, Netherlands

Vyva Fabrics
Frankfurtstraat 29
1175 RH, Lijnden, Netherlands

Agrob Buchtal
Im Petersborn 2
D-56244 Ötzingen, Germany
Easy Noise Control
Boteyken 363
3454 PD Utrecht, Netherlands

Room 1311, No 89, Yangling Road,
Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510000,China
Nature @Home
Belder 27
4704 RK Roosendaal,

Plh Italia
via Primaticcio, 8
20146 Milano, Italy