#BIOMATERIALS

AZL Aachen investigates potential for bio-based composite materials

The five-month market and technology study will start on October 22, 2020 and is open to interested companies.
#biomaterials

Aerospace

Aimplas project develops biocomposite recycling methods

The ELIOT project, with the participation of the Dutch research center TNO, is developing recycling methods to improve sustainability in the aerospace industry.
#cleansky #biomaterials #sustainability

Natural Fibers

McLaren, Bcomp use natural composite fibers in F1 racing seat

The flax fibers meet strength and stiffness requirements while reducing vibration, cost, enhancing safety and lowering its CO2 footprint by 75%.
#formula1 #regulation #biomaterials

Automotive

Demonstrating recyclable, bio-based autocomposites

The ECOXY research consortium recently developed a demonstrator automotive part constructed from recyclable flax fiber and a specialized bio-based epoxy.
#trends #biomaterials #sustainability

Thermoplastics

Lanxess launches bio-based prepolymer line Adiprene Green

The bio-based prepolymer line are easy to handle and enable a suitable replacement for existing fossil-based polyether prepolymers.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Natural Fibers

Volta Trucks incorporates Bcomp’s natural fiber technologies in automotive application

Bcomp’s natural flax fibers and bio-based resin derived from rapeseed oil ensures sustainability, safety and significant weight savings. 
#electricvehicles #biomaterials #sustainability

Scott Bader joins CHAMPION project to research novel bio-based polymers

The bio-based polymers aim to replace conventional polymers in a variety of applications and promote alternative to end-of-life waste.
#adhesives #biomaterials

Compression Molding

The industrialization of thermoplastic epoxy

Fast-processing composites that are strong yet tough, thermoformable, reformable, recyclable and even FST-compliant save cost in aircraft and rail equipment.
#workinprogress #regulation #aramidfiber

Design/Simulation

Purdue develops lignin extraction method for sustainable composite board resin binder

The extraction method reduces production cost, long-term health hazards and can be used as the main component in a non-formaldehyde binder system.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Aerospace

U.K. develops Sustainable Composites to address composite recycling challenge

The partnership will accelerate new recycling technologies, such as delivering a series of R&D projects, investing in new material feedstocks and more.  
#windblades #biomaterials #sustainability

Natural Fibers

Bio-based hybrid tapes assessed for lightweight applications

A project of AZL’s partner institute, ITA,  integrates flax fiber reinforcement with a PA11 resin matrix. Targeted end markets include automotive and wind energy. 
#weaving #windblades #biomaterials

Natural Fibers

Italian research agency fights COVID-19 with smart shelters using biocomposites

SOS Smart Operating Shelter project offers fast-build mobile healthcare structures using natural fiber/biopolymer sandwich panels.
#regulation #sustainability #biomaterials

Carbon Fibers

JEC announces finalists for 2020 Innovation Awards

JEC Group has announced its JEC Innovation Awards finalists, 33 total from 11 categories. Winners will be announced at JEC World 2020 on March 4.
#airbus #bulkmoldingcompound #biomaterials

Hi-Temp Resins

Bitrez launches bio-based resin systems

Bitrez Ltd.’s new family of bio-based resins, including bio-epoxy systems and PFA, are designed for composite applications and are REACH compliant.
#sustainability #biomaterials

Carbon Fibers

The markets: Sports and recreation (2021)

The use of lightweight and high-performance composite materials in sports equipment continues to increase.
#multitudeofmarkets #formula1 #sustainability

Natural Fibers

Biocomposite of the Year 2019 winners announced

Announced at Nova-Institute’s Biocomposites Conference in Cologne, Germany, the winning entries use natural fiber composites for automotive and consumer goods applications.
#sustainability #biomaterials

Composites 2020: A Multitude of Markets

The manufacturing world likes to think of composites fabrication as a single, global entity that operates to serve its customers’ needs with a variety of highly engineered parts and structures.
#electricvehicles #electronics #frprebar

Injection/Overmolding

Six candidates nominated for "Biocomposite of the Year 2019"

Natural fiber composites and wood plastic composites compete for 7th annual innovation award.
#biomaterials #sustainability #outofautoclave

Consumer

Nova-Institute releases list of European biocomposite producers

According to the report, there are 30 producers of biocomposite granules producing almost 130,000 tons of sustainable materials.
#biomaterials

Automotive

Porsche production car produced using natural fiber composites

Porsche’s new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport production vehicle features biofiber composite body panels.  
#biomaterials #sustainability