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.

Call for suppliers and users of biocomposites to engage with SeaBioComp project

The SeaBioComp project is looking to engage with suppliers and end users of bio-composites; especially in the field of 3D printed products for the marine environment. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2021-09-15 12:12:04 By

Challenges and Advances of Composite Structures and Materials, 19th October 2021, Liege, Belgium

Centexbel is organising this second edition of the International Conference on Composites: Challenges and Advances of Composites Structures and Materials on 19th October 2021 in Liege, Belgium. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2021-08-31 12:37:48 By

Bio-Materials; Playing a key role in the composites industry's net zero future, 17th November 2021, Warwick, UK

Composites UK sees bio-materials playing a major future role as composites value chains pivot towards net-zero in line with our national and global ambitions for achieving net-zero....(Read More)

Posted on 2021-08-31 12:45:28 By

SeaBioComp project partners