Bio-UPTAKE aims to promote a sustainable adoption (39% increase) of bioplastic composites in the European manufacturing industry through a combined green and digital transformation.
The project will therefore focus its scientific and technological efforts on creating flexible production methods for biobased products for construction, medical, and packaging, using a mixture of biopolymers reinforced with natural and/or biobased synthetic fibers that can be easily adapted to changing market demands.
Bio-Uptake's unique approach is based on modularity and prefabrication, which combines intermediate formats (organosheets, tapes, and pellets) into a final product, overcoming the current technical and environmental constraints to meet the demanding requirements of a specific sector/application where a single biobased material does not.
This synergistic approach to composite materials will encourage the integration and uptake of bio-based materials in mass custom manufacturing.
The project will develop three disruptive manufacturing processes, focused on the plastic manufacturing sector and demonstrated through three demo cases:
- Bathroom ceiling cabinet
- Feet orthosis
- Garbage container lid
Sustainability will be a top priority, with circularity by design being applied from the design phase, resulting in products with over 75% biobased content and a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 33%.
Centexbel is charged with
Multifilament extrusion of PLA and PCL
Monofilament extrusion of bicomponent filaments of PLA/PLA and PLA/PCL
Production of self-reinforced and microfibrillar reinforced composites
The project is coordinated by
- Fundacion AITIIP – Spain
- Centexbel – Belgium
- Fundacion Cidetec – Spain
- Specific Polymers – France
- Asociacion de Investigacion Metalurgica del Noroeste – Spain
- IRIS Technology Solutions – Spain
- SIMCON – France
- PODCOMP AB – Sweden
- COMFIL APS – Denmark
- Moses Productos SL – Spain
- University of Limerick – Ireland
- Polymeris – France
- Asociacion Espanola de Normalizacion - Spain
This project is Funded by the European Union under Grant agreement ID: 101057049