BOKU research in natural materials
Bioplastics are still playing a subordinated role in the worldwide plastic production of 235 Million tons, although they are an integral part for a range of innovative developments. Many natural material-based recipes, new product developments, as well as production technologies have been substantially co-developed at BOKU. The Institute for Natural Materials Technologies at the IFA Department (Tulln) has been working for years with world-renown companies, and at the K 2016 some of the outcome of these research-focused collaborations was presented.
Today, industry is in the position to provide machining equipment that is specifically suitable for bioplastic materials. Both, FASAL – the BOKU developed wood material, and BioBlo – the price winning gaming pieces made from wood and renewable materials –greatly helped to push the required technology developments.
Prof. Norbert Mundigler
Prof. Rupert Wimmer