Start: 22-06-2010 Finnish: 23-06-2010
ECOPlast: CTAG leader of the project
On June 22nd and 23rd CTAG will hold the kick off meeting of the “ECOPlast project: Research in new biomass-based composites from renewable resources with improved properties for vehicle parts moulding".
The main objective of the project “Research in new biomass-based composites from renewable resources with improved properties for vehicle parts moulding (ECOplast)” is the development of novel biocomposites based on new biopolymers as base matrices, reinforced with natural fibres, nanofillers, mineral fillers and additives, adapting the conventional processing techniques most used in the automobile industry and other innovative processing technologies to have its properties tailored to be validated for its introduction in a vehicle.
The project consortium is led by CTAG and gathers 13 partners from 5 European Countries.
The ECOPlast project is partly financed by the 7th Framework Program of the European Union within the NMP program.