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.

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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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New 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

New 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



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