Novel sustainable biopolymer product and process development

This is an Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership with VistaFolia.

Start date

January 2020

End date

July 2023

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This project has two components:

Product development and characterisation

We will develop a fundamental understanding of product performance characteristics (in terms of mechanical properties and UV degradation), investigate characteristics of existing products of the company partner, and benchmark for comparison with the products being developed.

Sustainable process development

We will develop a process to enable new sustainable polymer development with improved UV stability and fire retardant qualities and set up a research and development laboratory to control the batch making process and testing of new sustainable products.

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