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

  • Two new videos have been added to the Barbara Project Youtube channel. The first video shows coordinator Dr. Berta Gonzalvo, coordinator of the project, and Dr. Lidia Garcia (TECNO Packaging) explaining the rationale and overall concept of the project. The interviews were shot during the M6 meeting of the project at the University of Alicante.

  • This June 3-6th, the 6th International Congress on Green Process Engineering was held in Toulouse, France (website here). The Conference covered 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
  • This May 23-24th, GreenWin hosted the 4th Edition of International Conference Green chemistry and White biotechnology: from research to business. On this edition, CELABOR, valuable company within the consortium, was not only a participant (poster), but also a sponsor of the event, having a whole exhibitor stand, where the BARBARA project was presented, along with the many other activities of the company.

     

    University of Louvain
    Louvain
    Belgium
  • Last week, the 2nd meeting of the Barbara consortium took place in Stockholm, Sweden, at the premises of the Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH). The meeting gathered all partners in the project, to update each other on the progress of all work packages and the results as for the 12 month of the project, as well as to discuss and plan for the following months of work.

    KTH Main Campus
    Stockholm
    Sweden
  • JEC World 2018 is deemed the biggest and most important world show dedicated to composites market. From raw material to processors and end-users, JEC World attracts each year in Paris, over 40,000 professionals looking for innovation, new partners and insight on their industry’s future.

    Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre
    Paris
    France

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