Development of a flame-retardant system for the sustainable bioplastic cellulose acetate for use in resource saving foams.


Project Executing Organization: Projektträger Jülich (PTJ) [Project sponsor Jülich]

Funding code: 03SF0485A

Duration: May 2015 – January 2020

Funding institution: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung [Federal Ministry of Education and Research]

Summary: Energy transition presents our society with a major challenge. The sustainable production of resource conserving material, which saves both production and application of primary energy has a central role. Examples include high-performance insulation materials and novel light-weight materials. For the production of such materials the foaming of plastics is a key technology. It is also necessary to replace petroleum-based plastics with renewable raw materials. Cellulose acetate (CA) is a foamable bioplastic produced from renewable raw materials, which is also non-toxic and antiallergenic. The aim of this research project is to develop a highly effective flame retardant system for the renewable bioplastics cellulose acetate (CA), which is to be used as a thermal insulation material in the construction sector.

Contact: Carsten Niermann

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