BIOMAC Ecosystem opens up to SMEs for bio-nanomaterials services

January 2, 2023 |

In Spain, after two years of work, the BIOMAC project is ready to offer its services to the best European small and medium enterprises, as well as Research Centers working in the field of bio-nanomaterials. BIOMAC is a Horizon 2020 project fostering an Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB), a true collaborative ecosystem where technologies and solutions utilising nano-enabled bio-based materials (NBMs) are upscaled and prepared for market applications.

The BIOMAC Ecosystem provides open access to its facilities (17 pilot lines) and complementary services, covering the whole value chain, from biomass fractionation and intermediate chemicals to final NBMs. AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, is in charge of pilot line number 11, a Reactive extrusion (REX) pilot plant for polymerization of PLA and its copolymers and the production of PLA based nanocomposites.

AIMPLAS pilot line is working in two different test cases within BIOMAC project. On the one hand, in agricultural applications, to develop PLA based masterbatches with nanoparticles to be used in formulations for mulching applications, as well as PLA copolymers for injection moulding applications. And on the other hand, in food packaging solutions, to develop PLA nanocomposite formulations for blown film applications.

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