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Hannover Messe 2023: IfBB presents bioplastics for high-temperature applications in automobiles


(Hanover, 13.04.2023) The IfBB - Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites cordially invites you to meet at A33 "Schaufenster Bioökonomie“ in Hall 2. The institute will demonstrate the extent to which bioplastics can also be successfully used in high-temperature applications in the automotive sector.


How can bioplastics also be used in demanding technical applications where they are exposed to high temperatures, for example in the automotive sector?

The research project "HoT-BRo2- Bioplastics for high-temperature applications", funded by the BMEL under the project sponsorship of the Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V. (FNR), is investigating precisely this. Building on a feasibility study in which the substitution of petro-based plastics by bio-based plastics in the engine compartment of combustion engines was investigated, the HoT-BRo2 project will undertake targeted material developments and modifications in order to make thermoplastic bioplastics and bio-composites applicable across all sectors in the high-temperature range.

The researchers will show various reference components with different requirements, such as a charge air pipe, the cover of an oil filter module and a cable gland made of bio-based plastics, which have been specifically developed for high temperature ranges. In the process, the components must not only meet the material requirements, but must also be able to be produced at a reasonable price and pass the respective sustainability assessments.

Project partners are: ContiTech MGW GmbH, Mann+Hummel GmbH, RF Plast GmbH, PFLITSCH GmbH & Co. KG, ARKEMA France, Radici Chimica SpA, BGS Beta-Gamma-Service GmbH & Co. KG, Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Heinrich Kautzmann GmbH, OKA-TEC GmbH, HBL-Plast GmbH.