The amount of plastics in modern cars is constantly increasing.
Submission Date : 2017-07-20
Mönchengladbach, Germany, 20 July 2017;
The amount of plastics in modern cars is constantly increasing. Plastics and composites help achieving light-weighting targets. Plastics offer enormous design opportunities. Plastics are important for the touch-and-feel and the safety of cars.
BUT: consumers, suppliers in the automotive industry and OEMs are more and more looking for biobased alternatives (made from renewable resources) to petroleum based materials. That‘s why bioplastics MAGAZINE is now organizing the second edition of bio!CAR: conference on biobased materials for the automotive industry.
On September 20 and 21 experts from all areas of biobased materials will present their latest developments in Stuttgart, Germany.
The scope of materials covered includes conventional plastics filled or reinforced with sophisticated woven and non-woven natural fibres, biobased, so-called "drop-in" plastics, such as polyamides based on castor oil or polyolefins made from sugar cane based bio-ethanol. But also rather "new" bioplastics such as PLA or isosorbide based Polycarbonate are covered, as well as thermoset resins from renewable resources and biobased alternatives for rubber and elastomers.
The conference will take place parallel to COMPOSITES EUROPE 2017 on the Stuttgart Fairgrounds. Free acess to COMPOSITES is included.
Details about the event can be found at www.bio-car.info