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Research projects

Source: IfBB

Besides engaging in pure science, the Junior Researchers Team is focused in particular on research for practical applications such as the development and market establishment of innovative bio-based composites to be used, for example, in the area of automotives, in sports and household goods, or office items. This also includes enhancing the processing technology and the process chain. The goal is eventually to introduce bio-based fibres and bioplastics or biocomposites as a large-scale substitute for all types of conventional plastics as well as glass, carbon, or conventional plastic reinforcement fibres.

Source: IfBB

Under the coordination of the IfBB, three other partners are dealing with the "Processing of biobased plastics and establishment of a competence network as part of the FNR biopolymer network": the SKZ (The Plastics Centre), the IAP (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research) and the SLK (Professorship for Structural Lightweight Construction and Plastics Processing, TU Chemnitz.

Source: IfBB

The aim of the project is to develop and implement solutions for making components for the automotive sector including auto racing, by using bioplastic and biocomposite materials. Bioplastics and biocomposites in this context are defined as fully or partially bio-based but non-reinforced materials as well as composites with bio-based matrix or bio-based reinforcements.