PA10.10+Flax profile

PA10.10+Flax profile by Fridolin Richter & Sebastian Kommer PA10.10 Brand name: VESTAMID® Terra DSManufacturer: EVONIKRaw material: Castor oilCarbon Footprint: 4.0 kg CO2eq.Processing temp.: 220 – 250 °CDrying temp.: 80 – 100 °C Properties:high mechanical strengthgood UV and chemical resistancehigh light transmissioncan be used at high temperatures Origin: Castor oil is extracted from the seeds of the […]

PLA profile

PLA profile  by Caterina Plenzick, Anselm Wohlfahrt, Rafael Vinz & Lukas Keller Raw materials – basic building blocks/ starting materialsPLA is a biodegradable, bio-based, thermoplastic polyester. Through the biotechnological fermentation of sugar, lactic acid is produced in bioreactors with the help of bacteria from the Lactobacillus family, which is then polymerised. The starting materials for PLA are […]

INTERVIEW with STEPHAN KABASCI from FRAUNHOFER UMSICHT

INTERVIEW with STEPHAN KABASCI from FRAUNHOFER UMSICHT by Caterina Plenzick, Anselm Wohlfahrt, Rafael Vinz & Lukas Keller PLA has many similarities with oil-based plastics. Can you mention these and as well the main differences in terms of the materials‘ performative properties? PLA can be produced from renewable raw materials as well as from residues from […]

INTERVIEW with MARIO MALINCONICO from CNR

INTERVIEW with MARIO MALINCONICO from CNR by Caterina Plenzick, Anselm Wohlfahrt, Rafael Vinz & Lukas Keller Which stakeholders have the greatest responsibility in the development of new closed material cycles? Companies producing goods and services in Europe are investing significant resources in the circular processing of their products in order to improve the acceptance of […]

SIMBIÒSI

SIMBIÒSI Local materials based on intercropping farming Plants are resilient, they live in absolute continuity and in total communion with the environment by entering into symbiosis with other living organisms.How would a resources and materials cycle for PLA bioplastics work if it was based on the principles of mutualism? Would the resulting economic and social […]