SeaBioComp is a collaborative project with the aim to develop and produce novel bio-based thermoplastic composite materials and the analytical protocols to evaluate long-term durability and reduced ecological impact on the marine environment.

There is a growing demand for composites for applications in a marine environment due to the growing markets for fish & seaweed farming, energy harvesting, boats, pontoons, anchoring and buoy elements, etc. At present only petrol-based composites are being used. Concern is growing about the long-term ecological impact. Litter and microplastics are contaminating the sea, having a detrimental impact on sea-life. There is a need for renewable materials to be developed; reducing the depletion of the fossil based materials, limiting emission of greenhouse gases and reducing ecotoxic impact of microplastics. At the same time, the materials should meet the highest technical performance and withstand the longterm harsh marine environment including mechanical forces, aggressive environment, intense UV light etc. Meeting this duality is a major challenge.

SeaBioComp is aiming to address this challenge. See the About the Project Page for more information.

SeaBioComp to be presented at Sea Tech Week; 26th September 2022, Brest

The SeaBioComp project will presented during Sea Tech Week in Brest on 26th September 2022 in a session called 'Sustainable polymer materials for marine applications.'...(Read More)

Posted on 2022-09-15 10:35:44 By

SeaBioComp to be presented at 'Use of Plastics and textiles in a marine environment' event 29th September 2022, Belgium

The SeaBioComp project will be presented at this event taking place in Flanders on 29th September 2022. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2022-09-15 10:27:19 By

SeaBioComp project develops demonstrator products from biocomposites for marine applications

SeaBioComp has successfully produced a number of demonstrator products for the marine environment, using different manufacturing processes, to showcase its flax based thermoplastic biocomposites. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2022-07-27 12:30:03 By

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