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Versuch zur kontinuierlichen Bio-UD-Tape



Natural fibre-reinforced bioplastic composites and innovative manufacturing processes for lightweight hybrid moulded parts with high structural and safety requirements – regenerative seat shell

01/01/2018 - 31/10/2020

Funding Volume:
€ 145,638.54

Funding Body:
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Core objective of the RegScha project was to expand the field of application of fibre-plastic composites based on biopolymers and natural fibre reinforcement for high-performance products.

The focus was on bio-based high-performance composites with quasi-endless natural fibre reinforcement made of bast fibres as well as cellulosic regenerated fibres and biogenic plastic matrix made of biopolyamide, polylactic acid, or biopolyethylene, expanded by downstream selective radiation crosslinking. Load-compatible laminate structures made of unidirectional individual layers (UD tapes) were to be used as partial reinforcement structures in highly resilient and safety-relevant hybrid injection-moulded components.

Using the specific example of a seat shell, various material, technology, design, and recycling concepts were researched and transferred into a practical structural application.

The results are important findings and comprise processing and design methods for the application of natural fibre-reinforced bioplastic composites in structural components as a prerequisite for the development of market-ready products.

Nadelfeldstrecke im Technikum Fraunhofer
  • Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH, Essen

  • Technische Universität Chemnitz

  • Fraunhofer IMWS, Schkopau

  • EDAG Engineering Group AG, Wiesbaden



M.Sc. Lovis Kneisel

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