Lignum’s Biofiller, A Innovative Biobased Solution for Future Mobility
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- Material innovation
- Bioprocesses & technologies
- Green economy, circular economy, circular bioeconomy
Automotive manufacturers are constantly innovating to either use less fuel or go further on the same battery charge or amount of gasoline. Every 10% reduction in vehicle weight offers a 5-7 percent reduction in fuel usage. These innovations can come from making cars lighter – lightweighting – i.e. decreasing the weight they need to move. Lignum’s Biofiller is an innovative and advanced bio-based plastic revolutionizing future mobility. Our innovative technology converts lignocellulosic biomass into Biofiller through two core processes. The physical treatment makes our product more uniform in particle shape. Through chemical transformation our product becomes more compatible with traditional plastics like PP, ABS, and SAN enabling production of various consumer products with Lignum’s bio-based plastics. Lignum’s Biofiller has superior properties to conventional wood powder, and our innovative materials and applications build upon those unique properties of Biofillers. Without sacrificing mechanical properties, Lignum’s lightweight and cost-competitive Biofillers can offer brand owners and material processors with various opportunities to manufacture lightweight products with aesthetic surface and haptics. Applications include interior and exterior parts of vehicles, apiculture, electronic appliances and much more. Lignum’s biofillers can increase environmental sustainability. Biofillers show excellent dispersion, MI, and surface properties in the processes of extrusion and injection molding. Masterbatches of polypropylene (for PE & PP) or SAN (for ABS & PC) mixed with Biofillers (up to 60%) can be supplied to the processors of extruders and injection molders.
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