BioEconomy Develops Sustainable Plastics from Biomaterials
In the framework of a research project of the leading-edge BioEconomy cluster, the Fraunhofer IMWS institute developed plastics out of biomass. The researchers obtained sustainable biopolymers on a tall oil basis.
High production costs have been an obstacle to broad implementation of fiber composite materials in industry, until today. A recent project has developed knowledge and skills to enable application of the Open Reed Weaving technique on a large scale.
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have created Fluoropor, a material that is both transparent and abrasion-resistant and that consists of a fluorinated polymer foam with continuous nano/micro-structure.