Which bioplastics can be used by plastics processors to replace fossil-based plastics? The IfBB has compiled information on processing parameters and detailed data sets and publishes them free of charge in its new interactive tool DaKeBiKu (funded by BMEL/FNR).
What is the consumption of water, raw materials and land for one tonne of plastic? Detailed calculations of resource consumption for the production of various bio-based plastics: this is what the new interactive tool BioPolyDat (funded by BMEL/FNR) of the IfBB at the Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers.
In the online database for the processing of bioplastics (funded by BMEL/FNR the practitioner can receive information on various processing methods of almost 100 bio-based plastics. Data are available for compounding and injection molding, thermoforming, fiber reinforcement, extrusion blow molding and flat film production. Furthermore, there are parameters for joining techniques, flow bhavior, colorability and much more to put into test.
The Biopolymer Database, a joint venture with M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH and sponsored by BMLEV/FNR, is designed as a biopolymer information platform featuring the full range of commercially available types of material including their characteristic data as well as a component database with application examples. The database serves as a link between biopolymer manufacturers and downstream industries or the user.
This database, which is sponsored by BMELV/FNR, offers information relevant to procurement decisions on products made from bioplastics and biocomposites. It includes information, e.g., on the proportion of biobased material used in a product, certifications and prices as well as names of contact and sales partners.