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The utilization of lignocellulosic raw materials as a resource for novel biocomposites is a strategic research field at PFI.
The market for biocomposites continues to grow, and is expected to have a significant share of various applications, including building and automotive products, infrastructure, packaging and within the health sector. The utilization of lignocellulosic raw materials as a resource for novel biocomposites is a strategic research field at PFI. Key aspects in this respect are the appropriate use of fibres and nanofibres, the production and utilization of bioplastics, and the corresponding characterisation of biocomposite structures, where PFI has made substantial contributions. Additionally, there is a growing interest in 3D printing as enabling technology. PFI has ongoing research activities also in this area, and considers this field to be of high relevance for custom-made 3D formed biocomposites.
The PFI Biocomposite focus areas.
An important part of our activities is characterisation. The Biocomposite group supports the industry with the tools for effective and detailed characterisation and quantification of several cellulose-based materials such as nanocellulose, fibre, paper, packaging and composites. Read more...
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Contact: Gary Chinga Carrasco