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Research project

The data base of bioplastics is still inadequate or often not easily accessible for users in a compact form. In order to establish bio-based plastics in various fields of application, fast and up-to-date information sources are required that are easily and understandably accessible. For both manufacturers and consumers, the performance of the materials has no longer been the decisive factor.

In collaboration with the companies Oberpfälzer Kunststofftechnik and Barthmann Recycling, the IfBB of the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts intends to develop a new and innovative composite material made from (bio-)polymers and recycled cellulose fibers that can be processed by injection molding.

The undesired input of plastics into the sea will never be completely avoided, even with global disposal and avoidance strategies. At the center of the research project "Bio-based and biodegradable plastics - solution option for the marine litter problem (MabiKu)" is therefore the question for the IfBB whether and in which areas of application marin-degradable plastics can be a solution in the fight against pollution of the oceans.

BioFuture you can find on the website of the project.

Polymer loop of IfBB-logo. Source: IfBB
Source: IfBB

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).