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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

SeaBioComp partners publish paper on 'Behaviour of a self-reinforced polylactic acid (SRPLA) in seawater

A number of SeaBioComp partners have collaborated to get this paper on the 'Behaviour of SRPLA in seawater' published in Science Direct. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2022-06-17 11:45:10 By

SeaBioComp project produces technical leaflets on use of flax reinforced composites in various moulding techniques

The SeaBioComp project has produced a series of technical leaflets detailing the various methods of using flax based biocomposites for marine applications. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2022-05-17 10:56:14 By



Watch the video of 'The Future of Biobased Polymer and Natural Fibre Composites for the Marine Environment' event

Anyone who missed 'The Future of Biobased Polymer and Natural Fibre Composites for the Marine Environment' event which took place in Tourcoing in France recently can catch up with all the presentations by watching the video of the event. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2022-06-08 12:15:12 By

CETI hosts tour of its innovative facilities

Project partner CETI, The European Centre for Innovative Textiles, recently open their doors to delegates at the SeaBioComp event in Tourcoing in France....(Read More)

Posted on 2022-06-08 12:22:45 By

Harbour mooring product produced from Flax/PLA as demonstrator example

SeaBioComp partner Poly Products has been proactively seeking out harbour products to produce from the bio-composites developed by the project to use as demonstrator examples for businesses to see practical applications of the project's work....(Read More)

Posted on 2021-11-24 10:22:34 By



New report on ecotoxicity effects due to biopolymers and fossil fuel based products in the marine enviroment available to download

For this latest report, the SeaBioComp project has assessed and compared the effect of leachate from a biocomposite and leachate from a fossil-fuel polymer in the marine environment....(Read More)

Posted on 2021-12-14 15:01:55 By

Flax/Acrylic demonstrator wind turbine blade produced as part of SeaBioComp project

The University of Plymouth, one of the project partners in the SeaBioComp project, has produced a flax reinforced acrylic thermoplastic scale model of a wind turbine blade as a demonstrator component for the project. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2022-02-03 15:37:20 By

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 products for the marine environment. ...(Read More)

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



Updated Assessment of the microplastic formation and toxicity of biobased composites 2021

Project partner VLIZ has updated their assessment of the microplastic formation and toxicity of biobased composites in a new paper which is available to download from our website....(Read More)

Posted on 2021-06-09 11:18:07 By

New download available on the Microplastic formation from a newly developed biocomposite

SeaBioComp partner VLIZ recently presented a poster at the 3rd Biannual MICRO2020 conference which is available to download from the following link: http://www.seabiocomp.eu/downloads/...(Read More)

Posted on 2021-06-09 11:06:20 By

Developing high quality biocomposite materials with reduced environmental impacts

Work Package 1 of the SeaBioComp project is looking to develop high quality biocomposite demonstrators which will have a significantly reduced environmental impact compared to traditional oil-based composites....(Read More)

Posted on 2020-11-18 15:55:23 By



Analytical protocols for bio-composites

Work Package 3 of the SeaBioComp project has seen project partners University of Portsmouth, VLIZ and Ifremer developing analytical protocols to test the bio-composite materials. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-12-07 18:34:24 By

Natural Fibre Research and Selection for the project completed

Partners CETI and Centexbel have been investigating and evaluating the many natural fibres that can be used for manufacturing natural fibre composites. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-05-01 13:37:02 By

Investigating mechanical, physical and environmental properties of biopolymers and biocomposites

Work Package 3 of the project has been investigating the mechanical, physical and environmental properties of biopolymers and the biocomposite materials produced by other project partners in SeaBioComp using compression moulding and additive manufacturing techniques. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-12-07 18:47:16 By



Call for ideas for demonstrators of biobased composites for the marine environment

The SeaBioComp project aims to build demonstrator products for marine applications from bio-based, thermoplastic composite material. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-12-14 13:44:42 By

SeaBioComp Masterclass on 3D printing of Biopolymers stimulates lively interaction

2020/21 has required new ways to connect with businesses, stakeholders and interested parties in order to disseminate project results. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-09-22 11:04:42 By

Assessment of degradability and toxicity of biobased composites available to download

Information on the work being undertaken by project parnter VLIZ on the assessment of the biodegradability and toxicity of biobased composites as part of the SeaBioComp project is now available in a download....(Read More)

Posted on 2020-06-18 10:07:36 By



Designs and tests of 3D printed biopolymer fender available to download

A report into the first designs and tests of 3D printed biopolymer fenders is now available to download from the SeaBioComp project. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-06-18 10:02:36 By

Report into the adaptations for 3D printing of biocomposites available to download

The report into the adaptations required for 3D printing of biocomposites is now available to download from the SeaBioComp project....(Read More)

Posted on 2020-06-18 09:59:23 By

SeaBioComp 3D printed fender profile

3D Printer produces first bio-polymer concept product for the marine sector

SeaBioComp has produced its first 3D printed biopolymer fender profile for use in the marine environment. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-04-30 11:03:36 By



New findings from FLOWER Interreg project developing flax fibres reinforcements

The FLOWER Interreg project is aiming to develop flax fibre reinforcements for the composite industry at lower costs. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-05-11 18:25:12 By

Encourage colleagues and contacts to join the SeaBioComp Interest Group

The SeaBioComp Interest Group will be sending out regular updates, details of events and project activities and results from the project. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-04-29 17:02:14 By

Early project findings and deliverables

A number of early project deliverables have already been completed including a comprehensive report from project partner CETI assessing the natural fibres that could viably be used in bio-composites. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-03-13 14:00:11 By



Monomer selection for in situ polymerization infusion

The SeaBioComp project is looking to develop and deliver demonstrators using innovative bio-based thermoplastic composite materials with mechanical properties comparable to conventional oil-based composites. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-11-18 16:27:31 By

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Sign up to the SeaBioComp online Interest Group if you are interested in bio-based composite alternatives for the marine industry

SeaBioComp, the new collaborative project developing and producing novel bio-based thermoplastic composite materials for the marine sector, has launched its new website and online Interest Group. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2019-09-27 10:00:14 By

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SeaBioComp infographic available to download

SeaBioComp has designed an infographic to describe the project in a simple and clear format. The graphic, which has been created by project partner EuraMaterials, depicts the aims and objectives of the project in pictures to enable quick and easy understanding of what the project will deliver. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2019-10-09 11:52:11 By



SeaBioComp project launched to tackle the use of harmful oil-based composites in the marine environment.

SeaBioComp is a new collaborative project that has been launched 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....(Read More)

Posted on 2019-06-25 15:53:19 By Admin