New SeaBioComp online Interest Group for businesses interested in bio-based composite alternatives for the marine industry
SeaBioComp, the new collaborative project developing and producing novel bio-based thermoplastic composite materials for the marine sector, 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 (http://www.seabiocomp.eu/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 oil-based composites. Four pilot products are envisaged.
* The realisation of a pilot production machine for additive manufacturing of fibre-reinforced 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 http://www.seabiocomp.eu/interest_group/
Subscribers to the Interest Group will be kept informed of relevant events and forums, project activities, results etc. The aim of the Interest Group is to stimulate inclusive engagement of external stakeholders and interested parties including the triple helix of academia, industry and public authorities.