'New tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugars waste for highly demanding fire-resistant applications'

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Ecological panels for trucks and buses from by-products of the cellulose manufacturing industry

The BRIGIT project aims to develop fire resistant bioplastics for goods and passengers transport. Panels made of the new material will be recyclable, and will also valorize the waste and by- products of the cellulose production The European R&D project BRIGIT, which started in August 2012 and will last for 48 months, is funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme. The project is coordinated by The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS), and the consortium is made up of a total of 16 partners including research centers (AIMPLAS and Centro Ricerche FIAT) universities (Lunds Universitet, Universidad de Cantabria, Agricultural University of Athens and University of Bangor), and industrial companies (Biotrend, SilicoLife, Avecom, Nextek, Daren Labs, Green Source, Addcomp, Proform, Xperion and Solaris), from 12 European countries.

Thanks to this project, a new generation of ecological bioplastics panels, produced from by-products of the cellulose manufacture for the textile industry, will be expected on the market in 2016. These panels will be used in the transport sector.

» Publication Date: 31/10/2012

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This project has received funding from the European Unionís Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration