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.

Partner updates on SeaBioComp project

A number of early project deliverables have already been completed including a comprehensive report from project partner CETI assessing the natural fibres that could viably be used in bio-composites. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-03-13 14:00:11 By

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Meeting on Sustainability of Composites held at Poly Products

SeaBioComp partner Poly Products held a meeting on 4th February 2020 in Werkendam to discuss the sustainability of composites....(Read More)

Posted on 2020-02-12 13:27:48 By

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SeaBioComp partners meet to discuss first 6 months of the project

On 16th of October, the entire SeaBioComp consortium met with the INTERREG 2Seas project officers at the facilities of Centexbel-VKC in Kortrijk (Belgium) for the first general assembly reviewing the first six months of work. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2019-12-16 16:53:42 By



SeaBioComp project partners