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PlasBio - Plasma functionalized biocomposite applications

Simultaneous plasma functionalization of NFC through innovative inline process and reinforcement of bio-HFV to optimize composite properties

The aim of the project is to make the mechanical and thermal properties of natural fiber reinforced plastics and bio-based hybrid fiber composites even more efficient and resistant with innovative plasma treatment and reinforcement. The plasma functionalization should realize a simultaneous plasma modification of the fibers, the polymer matrix in the extrusion process (nature-based short fibers) and in the production process of hotmelt tension bands (nature-based long fibers). The plasma reinforcement on natural fiber-based long and continuous fibers is intended to form a protective layer based on silicates, polymers and metals. Both approaches are designed to maximize long-term durability and material properties under extreme loads (mechanical stress, temperature fluctuations, moisture, UV radiation) and provide the basis for the transfer of natural fiber-based materials into high-performance applications.

The implementation of the project takes place across territorial bodies in a cooperation between the University of Göttingen and the Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts, which actively involve industrial partners in their respective fields of expertise and work packages. Thus, synergies can be created in the fields of bio-based materials and plasma technology, which have a high innovation and sustainability potential due to their diverse range of applications.

 

Project summary

  • Project title: PlasBio - Plasma functionalized biocomposite applications
  • Sponsorship: NBank
  • Funding: EFRE
  • Project management: IfBB - Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites at Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Siebert-Raths
  • Project partner: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Göttingen, Application Center for Wood Fiber Research HOFZET of Fraunhofer WKI, KraussMaffei Berstorff, DBD-Plasma, TopStrap GmbH
  • Duration: 01/08/2018 – 31/07/2020

Contact:

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Marco Neudecker, +49 (0)511-9296-2232, marco.neudecker@hs-hannover.de
Nico Becker, M. Eng., +49 (0)511 9296-2821, nico.becker@hs-hannover.de
Hannah Behnsen, B. Eng., +49 (0)511-9296-2295, hannah.behnsen@hs-hannover.de