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. 




 

BARBARA PROJECT OFFICIAL VIDEO

 

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 emerging bioeconomy is moving from the research niche to market norm and Europe needs to maintain its current global leadership. The High Level Bioeconomy conference, organized by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, focus on the need to have a sustainable and circular bioeconomy to enhance the transition in a changed EU policy context and towards a new environmental, social and economic reality.

    Charlemagne Building
    Brussels
    Belgium
  • The 4th International Conference on Bio-based Polymers and Composites (BiPoCo 2018) is the forth edition of a series of Conferences started in 2012, which gain visibility, affluence and importance year after year. As previous editions, the Conference was held in Hungary, this time in the city of Balatonfüred during the days of September 2-6.

    Hotel Füred **** Spa & Conference
    Balatonfüred
    Hungary
  • This weekend, our partners in the BARBARA project at CELABOR visited the agricultural fair in Battice, Belgium, in order to give visibility to the project and their various activities at the company. The event was mainly meant as a divulgative action, joining farmers and consumers in order to bring the farm life and their activities to families, fostering the contact between animals, natural crops and children, but also gathering farmers to face the new challenges, technologies and trends in the sector .

    Battice
    Belgium
  • Apart from the first official video of the project, already visible in the website and all social media, 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 García (Tecnopackaging) 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

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