SeaBioComp is a collaborative project with the aim to develop and produce novel bio-based thermoplastic composite materials and the analytical protocols to evaluate long-term durability and reduced ecological impact on the marine environment.

There is a growing demand for composites for applications in a marine environment due to the growing markets for fish & seaweed farming, energy harvesting, boats, pontoons, anchoring and buoy elements, etc. At present only petrol-based composites are being used. Concern is growing about the long-term ecological impact. Litter and microplastics are contaminating the sea, having a detrimental impact on sea-life. There is a need for renewable materials to be developed; reducing the depletion of the fossil based materials, limiting emission of greenhouse gases and reducing ecotoxic impact of microplastics. At the same time, the materials should meet the highest technical performance and withstand the longterm harsh marine environment including mechanical forces, aggressive environment, intense UV light etc. Meeting this duality is a major challenge.

SeaBioComp is aiming to address this challenge. See the About the Project Page for more information.

SeaBioComp 3D printed fender profile

3D Printer produces first bio-polymer concept product for the marine sector

SeaBioComp has produced its first 3D printed biopolymer fender profile for use in the marine environment. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-04-30 11:03:36 By

SeaBioComp General Assembly held online in April 2020

Due to the Covid-19 situation the SeaBioComp General Assembly meeting was held online at the end of April 2020....(Read More)

Posted on 2020-04-30 11:02:54 By

New findings from FLOWER Interreg project developing flax fibres reinforcements

The FLOWER Interreg project is aiming to develop flax fibre reinforcements for the composite industry at lower costs. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-05-11 18:25:12 By

SeaBioComp project partners