Research projects

Source: ContiTech / Pflitsch / Mann+Hummel

The HoT-BRo feasibility study demonstrated the possibility of substituting petro-based plastics with bio-based plastics in the engine compartment of combustion engines. Building on these results, the HoT-BRo2 project aims to develop and modify specific materials in order to make thermoplastic bioplastics and biocomposites suitable for use in the high-temperature range across all sectors of industry.

Source: Andreas Hilbeck/

In the research project "InteReSt II - Further development of a functionally integrative and resource-saving lightweight structure for aviation", a hybrid lightweight structure made of bio-based and conventional materials is to be developed for aviation using a helicopter cabin door as an example, building on the previous project InteReSt.

Quelle: IfBB

The overall objective of this project is to continue to strengthen the market for biobased plastics, building on the project "Processing of biobased plastics and establishment of a competence network within the framework of the FNR biopolymer network" (KNVB), by increasing demand among product developers, consumers, processors, distributors and product packagers and by making the necessary processing-relevant data from the KNVB project ( and subsequent projects available free of charge in a database in the future.

Quelle: IfBB

Conventional industrial carbon black is applied in plastics processing as a functional additive in the form of conductive carbon black, colorant or as a filler, and accounts for the third largest filler market - and the trend is still increasing.

Quelle: IfBB

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.