The Flotant project is developing a plastic-concrete hybrid system to improve the buoyancy of wind turbines, as well as materials that are more lightweight and resistant to the marine environment.
Contributing to Keeping Plastic Garbage out of Our Seas
Researchers develop bio-based plastics that directly biodegrade in the sea. These materials would be utilized as an alternative to products whose entry into the sea cannot always be avoided, e.g. products utilized by fisheries in their everyday activities.
Scientists are intensively researching the usability of the Strain Hardening Test as a method for a fast and cost-effective characterization of the stress crack resistance of thermoplastic plastic components.