Research projects

The aim of the project is to develop new types of natural fibre organosheets with biopolymers in order to provide semi-finished products made of completely bio-based composite material for a wide range of applications such as enclosures and cladding in mechanical and plant engineering, interior and structural components in vehicle construction and the aviation sector, and products for the sports industry.

How can data gaps in the processing of bioplastics and recycled plastics be closed so that more of these materials are used? As part of the research project "Computer simulation in extrusion technology for customised bioplastics and biocomposites (ComEX)" research is being conducted on the computer simulation of plastics in order to simulate processing procedures, ensure greater safety in the processing of bioplastics and recycled plastics and thus produce customised materials.

Quelle: Timo

Industrial food production in Germany produces large quantities of eggshells, which to date have remained largely unused. Yet they offer great potential as a resource for a bio-based economy, as they can be used industrially, for example in the plastics industry. This is where the research project "AddEgg" comes in.

Quelle: RainerSturm /

In the "Bio-CO2 polymers" project, novel plastics based on dihydroxyacetone (DHA) are to be developed from the base molecule CO2. The basis is a biocatalytic process cascade. DHA is a simple carbohydrate that is widely used in self-tanning products, for example.

Quelle: IfBB

The long-term goal of the project is to improve the ecological footprint of plastics applications. To this end, the plastics industry should be enabled to predict, measure and optimise this already during the design and component selection of a production process, instead of having to correct the process at a late stage of development, as has been the case up to now, which is costly and resource-intensive.