SeaBioComp project website goes live; businesses encouraged to sign up to Interest Group to tackle the use of harmful oil-based composites in the marine environment
SeaBioComp, is a new collaborative project developing and producing novel bio-based thermoplastic composite materials for the marine sector. The project has launched its new website and online Interest Group.
The aim of the website is to disseminate information, updates, achievements and downloads throughout the project. Interested businesses, academia, public authorities, stakeholders and media are asked to subscribe to the Interest Group in order to be kept informed of the project activities and findings and receive invitations to relevant events and forums.
SeaBioComp, is a collaborative project that has been launched to develop and produce novel bio-based thermoplastic composite materials to replace some of the conventional oil-based products used in the marine industries and to develop analytical protocols to evaluate their long-term durability and reduced ecological impact on the marine environment. The overall objectives of SeaBioComp are:
• The development of alternative thermoplastic biocomposite formulations and processes which meet the expectations both regard to technical requirements, sustainability and ecological impact (50% reduction) compared to conventional oilbased composites. Four pilot products are envisaged.
• The realisation of a pilot production machine for additive manufacturing of fibrereinforced thermoplastic bio-based composites.
• The development of test methods to determine sustainability and ecotoxicity including the impact of microplastics in the marine environment.
Anyone interested in this important and growing area of bio-based materials for the marine environment is invited to join the Interest Group at www.seabiocomp.eu/interest_