On 4 and 5 March 2020, AIMPLAS will hold the seventh edition of one of its flagship meetings, where more than 20 speakers will discuss trends in biopolymers.
The RECIPAM project, funded by the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI), is developing new recycling methods for multilayer food packaging that improve the quality of the resulting materials so they can be incorporated into high value-added applications.
Biocomposite materials can be defined as composite materials in which at least one of the constituents is derived from natural sources. This includes composite materials made from the combination of petroleum-derived polymers reinforced with natural fibre, biopolymers reinforced with natural fibre, or biopolymers reinforced with synthetic fibre (e.g. glass, carbon).
Flame retardancy of plastic materials is a limiting property to be used in several applications. However, their lightness makes them a very interesting alternative in applications such as aeronautics and railways. On the other hand, legislation is becoming more restrictive and is demanding more health and eco-friendly products, improved fire resistance and less smoke toxicity.