BIOMATERIALS
 

BIOCOMPOSITES

Natural fibres can make composites
both lightweight and affordable, with
good constructive properties.

Biocomposites can be a replacement of glass fibre reinforced plastics or even metals.

By doing so each vehicle component
can be reduced in weight by 15 - 40%
.

 

VISION

The application of biopolymers in packaging is meaningful when the material adds value to the industry
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
around composting.

 

BIOPREGS

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 plastics.