fibres can make composites
both lightweight and affordable, with
good constructive properties.
can be a replacement of glass fibre reinforced plastics or
doing so each vehicle component
can be reduced in weight by 15 - 40%.
The application of biopolymers
in packaging is meaningful when the material adds value to
chain, is recognizable as biodegraded
and meets the CEN standards for composting.
Biopolymers are suitable for packaging
of catering products, cheese, plants
and flowers, meals and bakery products.
The bottlenecks for implementing Biopolymers are the material
price and the infrastructure and legislation
Glass fibre reinforced
plastics, wood laminates or even metals, have a relative high
environmental impact because off their difficult recyclability,
limited design possibilities and non-renewable resources.
A new material called Biopregs, a natural fabric reinforced
thermoplastic, can solve those problems.
According to environmental analyses, ecological impact can
be reduced with more than 75% when Biopreg replaces sheets
of plastic, wood laminate, metal and glass fibre reinforced