Modification of bio-based plastics for the production of fibers in textile applications

In the BioModFiber project we work with PLA and other bioplastics, which show potential for being used in industrial fiber production. The aim of the project is to produce bio-based textile fibers, which have improved mechanical properties, obtained by sophisticated modifications. In particular, the elongation at break and the restoring force of the fibers should be increased by these modifications. Different material combinations and additives are used to crosslink the polymer chains in order to achieve an elastic behavior of the fibers.

Further information:
BioModFiber_Poster (PDF)