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ECOplast deals with the development of novel biocomposites having biopolymers as base matrix, and reinforced with natural fibres, nanofillers, mineral fillers and additives. Conventional processing techniques and other innovative processing technologies will be adapted in order to validate their introduction in a vehicle.
Title of project: ECOplast: Research in new biomass-based composites from renewable resources with improved properties for vehicle parts moulding.
Type of project: FP7-NMP-2009-SME Collaborative Project
Duration: 2010-2014
Budget: 3.955.883,52 eur
Coordination: CTAG, Galician Automotive Technology Centre
Consortium: 13 partners from 5 countries