October 12, 2018

New project Biomat-LCA to help designers compare conventional plastics with bio polymers

 

As an extension of our activities in relation with renewable materials, we are now participating in a new project, called "Biomat-LCA". Our goal is offering designers better and earlier support when they need to rate the ecological relevance of bio polymers, especially in direct comparison with conventional plastics. Plastics from renewable resources are not automatically better than fossil plastics, many factors have to be considered for a fair comparison. Main goal of the new project is to analyse and rate these influencing factors systematically and develop strategies for material selection. M-Base concentrates on the development of specific parameters for the early phases of part design, which will not only consider mechanical properties, but processability as well.