Bioplastics are the alternative to conventional plastics that have sparked interest in society, industry and among researchers, due to the global need to place more sustainable solutions onto the market and to the numerous applications they offer.
Bioplastics have many applications and over time, they have carved themselves a niche in the vast majority of industrial sectors, though their use is especially prevalent in the packaging, transport and automotive industries. Their increased acceptance is mainly due to two factors: their environmental benefits and the fact that their technical properties are very similar to those of conventional materials.
This research line has two main areas:
AIMPLAS has completed over 150 R&D&I biopolymer and biocomposite projects since 1997. This track record as experts in the field places us at the forefront of the development of new, more eco-friendly materials and products. Some of our most important research lines are: