Putting bionanomaterials to the test



New additives, raw materials and high value-added composites

Angels Almenar y Natalia Ortuño - ITENE


Biomaterials are key to successfully achieving the European Union's (EU) goal of a climate-neutral community by 2050, as they can make the economy more sustainable and reduce its dependence on increasingly costly and finite fossil and mineral resources, while at the same time working to mitigate climate change.


Figure 1. Bionanoadditives and products to be obtained in BIONANOPOLYS.


For this reason, the EU has declared the biomaterials sector as a priority area with high potential for future growth, re-industrialisation and addressing social and environmental challenges. However, to gain acceptance by industry and end-users, biomaterials must offer functional properties for high-volume applications and perform in a similar way to fossil-based materials.


One of the strategies to achieve this, which would help to solve this challenge, is based on the use of nanoadditives, which, due to their high specific surface area and aspect ratio, allow a high interaction with the materials where they are incorporated, being able to provide them...READING MORE AT

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