BiCEPs – Biobased and Circular Engineering Plastics

Over the last few decades, plastics have found their way into modern society. These materials can be produced at low manufacturing costs and yet comprise outstanding performance. Many of these lightweight materials are disposed after single-use, leading to enormous amounts of waste materials that increasingly have a negative impact on the environment.


The BiCEPs project will be executed along four main research lines:

  • Process development to produce high-performance thermoplastic elastomers from r-PET and bio-based raw materials
  • Identification of the effect of residual PET and biobased species on the polymerization process
  • Identification of the effect of residual PET species on polymer properties
  • Carbon Footprint Analysis



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