Our research focuses on the development, processing and industrial use of bioplastics and bio composites

Areas of expertise: material development, material analysis, process engineering, circular economy (recycling and marine degradability of biomaterials, usage of residual materials, design for recycling), sustainability analysis of biomaterials, knowledge transfer


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The IfBB works closely with industry

Intensive cooperation takes place along the entire process chain: From material and composition development to machine manufacturers and bioplastics processing companies, process and product optimization and users.


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Webinar series "Biomaterials in focus"

Under the slogan “Biomaterials in the focus!" The material scientists of the IfBB at Hanover University of Applied Sciences present monthly current topics around the use of bio-based plastics in practice and give tips for avoiding potential obstacles and thinking mistakes.

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() What are the forecasts for the current bioplastics market? With the new edition of its brochure "Biopolymers - facts and statistics 2022", the IfBB publishes a comprehensive overview of the market.

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() How much water, raw material and land is consumed for one tonne of plastic? Detailed calculations of resource consumption for the production of various biobased plastics: this is what the new interactive tool BioPolyDat of the IfBB at the Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers at: https://biopolydat.ifbb-hannover.de.

() How is the bioplastics market developing? With this year's European Bioplastics Conference from November 30 to December 1st, the IfBB presents the new edition of its brochure "Biopolmers - Facts and statistics".

() How is the bioplastics market developing? The IfBB publishes new market data for this year's European Bioplastics Conference from 30 November to 3 December. The brochure is available for free download here.

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() The IfBB in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, Malaysia and Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, India has successfully organized two-day workshops in Malaysia and India on bioplastics and biocomposites this October. The workshops were organized within the framework of the ‘BioFuture’ project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany.