FIBFAB project presents its latest developments in bioplastics

Category: Innovation and trends in bioplastics

The project consortium of FIBFAB has been working on the development of the PLA formulations, the processability evaluation and the fibre properties characterization at pilot plant level during the last 6 months.

In addition, the preliminary production and evaluation of wool/PLA and cotton/PLA yarns and fabrics has also started.

Once the optimization of the PLA formulation is defined, next steps will be focused on the compound and fibres obtaining processes at industrial level. Then, the production and evaluation of wool/PLA and cotton/PLA fabrics and garments will be carried out and they will be validated. Moreover, environmental and regulatory aspects will be also studied.

In the second year of FIBFAB project will be determined the business, commercialization and communication plan of FIBFAB products.

Since the official start of FIBFAB, the project partners have already met several times. Last meeting was hosted by DS FIBRES on the 28th November 2017 in Dendermonde (Belgium), as you can see in the FIBFAB newsletter.

FIBFAB Newsletter, Issue 2 – February 2018

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During the meeting the latest developments of the project were presented, and the facilities of DS FIBRES were visited. After the meeting, all partners got a complete overview of the project status and an action plan for the next 6-month period was defined.

The next project meeting is foreseen for the first week of June 2018 and will take place in Czech Republic at SINTEX premise.

In next months of the project, partners will be focused on finishing the industrial scale-up processes such as compounding and staple fibres extrusion by DS Fibres and ring spinning (yarns), weaving/circular knitting (fabrics) and dyeing and finishing by SINTEX and YUNSA. In addition, in the second year of FIBFAB project two lines of work will be carried out. On the one hand, the environmental and regulatory evaluation of FIBFAB products and, on the other hand, the business, commercialization and communication plan.

AIMPLAS’ fields of work are related to technological research and development on thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials & products, its transformation processes and their recyclability and sustainability.

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