BARBARA Project

 

Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing

 

BARBARA Project

 

Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing

 

BARBARA Project

 

Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing

 

BARBARA Project

 

Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing

 

BARBARA Project

 

Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing

 

BARBARA Project

 

Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing

 

BARBARA Project

 

Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing

 
 

The BARBARA project aims to develop new bio-based materials with innovative functionalities through fused filament fabrication (3D-printing). Food waste and agricultural by-products will be used to purify pigments, fragrances, reinforcing agents or biocide compounds, which will be incorporated into engineered bioplastics derived from corn processing industries. These new materials will be transformed into prototypes with customized porperties (mechanical and thermal resistance, surface or colour appearance, fragrance release or self-sanitizing surfaces) to be validated for their use in two highly demanding sectors such as the construction and automotive industry.

 

Applications

 

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Automotive

Demonstrator prototypes of door handles and dashboard fascia for cars with specific colours, fragrances, surface effects and antimicrobial capacities will be 3D-printed in collaboration with Centro Ricerche Fiat.

 

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Building

Moulds for Resin Transfer Moulding and truss joint prototypes will be developed to suit the strict thermal and mechanical requirements of pieces used in the building sector by ACCIONA Infrastructures. 

 

 

The target of project BARBARA is the development of novel bio-based engineering bioplastic materials to be validated as functional prototypes with advanced properties for the building and automotive sectors.

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Latest News & Events

  • The French Bioeconomy Cluster is this year in charge of organizing the global Conference dedicated to Processes and Technologies Applied to Biomass, which will be held in Strasbourg, France in March 3th-6th.

    Strasbourg
    France
  • This Wednesday and Thursday, Dr. Lidia García presented project BARBARA at the 5th Edition of  ACI’s  European Biopolymer Summit in Dusseldorf, Germany. The two day event was specially designed to bring together senior executives, key industry experts, researchers and bioplastic manufacturers, to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of bio-environmental polymer engineering, most recent innovations, trends and concern as well as solutions adopted in the sector.

    Düsseldorf
    Germany
  • The KTH team in project BARBARA, including Prof. Francisco Vilaplana, MSc. Reskandi Chastelia Rudjito and Dr. Amparo Jiménez, met last week in the facilities of CELABOR with their senior scientist and project manager, Mahmoud Hamzaoui and Stéphane Kohnen. The meeting served to clarify technical points about the extraction and modification of corn starch and exchange further information on the progress of the BARBARA project. 

    Chaineux
    Belgium
  • This June 3-6th, the 6th International Congress on Green Process Engineering will be held in Toulouse, France (website here) . The Conference will cover a vast variety of advanced topics such as activation methods, green solvents, biocatalytic processes, biomass valorisation, biorefineries, energy supply, risk management or education on green process engineering.

    ENSIACET, Toulouse-Labège campus
    Toulouse
    France
  • Prof. Alfonso Jiménez and Prof. Mª Carmen Garrigós, from the UA team, met this week in the facilities of CELABOR with their senior scientist and project manager, Mahmoud Hamzaoui and Stéphane Kohnen in Belgium. The meeting served to clarify technical points about the optimization and scale-up of the extraction processes from the different agro-wastes on-site and exchange further information on the progress of the BARBARA project. 

    CELABOR facilities
    Chaineux
    Belgium

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