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It can replace Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polystyrene (PS), and even more complex materials like Glass-Reinforced Polypropylene (GFPP), ABS, and Polycarbonate (PC).
Biocomposite bio-grades even have a negative CO2 impact since carbon is captured and stored in the bioplastic and wood fibres of the material until it is released. Even when incinerated,less fossil CO2 will be released into the atmosphere, compared to fossil-based polymers.
Biocomposites enable circularity because the same material can be re-produced up to five times without losing mechanical properties. During recycling, Biocomposites can be separated for recycling in various ways, including density-based and NIR-based methods.
Despite the fact that is contains natural fibers, it has similar material properties to fossil-based plastics allowing an easy transition to a sustainable material.
The Biocomposites injection moulding portfolio provides a diverse range of materials based on technological requirements, preferences, and product demands.
Biocomposites can enable a circular loop, from a linear take-make-waste approach, to a circular model. We can optimize the use of a material by designing a system that enforces re-usability, recyclability and re-manufacturing of products using Biocomposites.
This can be done thorugh
1. Select renewable materials
2. Design and maximize product usage
3. Recycling of materials