Navigation Links
Fraunhofer shows bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers
Date:1/17/2013

Fraunhofer researchers are exhibiting how renewable, biodegradable and biostable raw materials can be used in architecture, interior design and the packaging industry at this year's International Green Week in Berlin from January 18 to 27 (Hall 5.2a, Booth 103).

They consist of a mixture of linseed oil epoxy, various natural fibers and diatomaceous earth, a material that is procured from fossilized diatoms. New bio-based tile systems, like the ones designed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Halle, are more environmentally friendly, lighter-weight and depending on their manufacturing and material properties more resource- and energy-efficient than conventional ceramic materials. "The composite is not hard as glass and brittle like conventional epoxy, but flexible and more pliable instead. This makes it easier to work with the tiles," as Andreas Krombholz, scientist in the natural composites division at IWM, describes another advantage. They also put a completely new spin on architectural perspectives. In the molding process, they can be shaped on an entirely customized basis, and shaped into squares, triangles or circles, for example. Even patterns and colors can be tailor-made.

Another design advantage: By adding fluorescent pigments to the blend, they are transformed into light tiles. This means they can be used both outdoors and indoors, serving as illuminated guideposts on floors and walls. The same bio-tiles can also be installed in kitchens and bathrooms and can serve as indoor floor coverings. There are cost benefits to both producer and customer here: this is because the tiles can handle the impact noise abatement directly, so an entire work step can be dropped from the production process.

Heat-resistant plastic from corn starch

The packaging industry is increasingly using biopolymers made from polylactides (PLAs) as an environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based pl
'/>"/>

Contact: Andreas Krombholz
andreas.krombholz@iwmh.fraunhofer.de
49-345-558-9153
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Fraunhofer supports continuation of Clean Sky program
2. Genetic survey of endangered Antarctic blue whales shows surprising diversity
3. University of Houston study shows BP oil spill hurt marshes, but recovery possible
4. Weakness can be an advantage in surviving deadly parasites, a new study shows
5. Study shows unified process of evolution in bacteria and sexual eukaryotes
6. Sexual reproduction brings long-term benefits, study shows
7. UCSB study shows forest insects and diseases arrive in US via imported plants
8. Study shows botanical formula fights prostate cancer
9. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation shows promise in patients with severe aortic stenosis
10. Buy coal? New analysis shows purchasing fossil fuel deposits best way to fight climate change
11. Global Surgical Devices Market Growth Driven by Improving Standards of Living and Longer Life Expectancies, Research Shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Fraunhofer shows bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers
(Date:11/6/2014)... MD, November 6, 2014 - Insilico Medicine, Inc, ... aging and age related diseases announced a research ... of cancer, Champions Oncology, Inc (OTC: CSBR). , ... for personalized medicine, but Champions Oncology,s TumorGraft technology ... validate the chemotherapy regimen experimentally generating vast amounts ...
(Date:11/5/2014)... – Kelly Redmond has dedicated his career to ... to a general audience. , As deputy director ... Center at Nevada,s Desert Research Institute, Redmond has ... management, application and dissemination of climate data to ... Fall Meeting in San Francisco on December 15-19, ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 5, 2014 – University of ... uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without ... can be used to power portable electronics, off-grid power ... appears online today in the American Chemical Society journal ... into electricity through a chemical reaction between a fuel ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Insilico Medicine, Inc announces research collaboration with Champions Oncology, Inc 2Nevada climatologist to be honored at AGU Fall Meeting for lifetime of public outreach 2Jet-fueled electricity at room temperature 2
... in the animal kingdom than previously thought. A team ... crabs "lie" about their fighting ability by growing claws ... weak and puny. Published this week in the British ... is the first direct evidence that crabs "bluff" about ...
... and his team are researching nano-scale cantilevers that have the ... gases in the air. Put them into a small handheld ... in battle, in industry, in health care and even at ... do this work has been something we,ve only seen so ...
... State University researcher is studying whether the most ... problems in users. There is accumulating evidence ... muscle including muscle weakness, fatigue and deterioration ... of radiology and osteopathic manipulative medicine at MSU. ...
Cached Biology News:Fiddler crabs reveal honesty is not always the best policy 2Fiddler crabs reveal honesty is not always the best policy 3Clemson researchers advance nano-scale electromechanical sensors 2MSU researcher studies ties between cholesterol drugs, muscle problems 2
(Date:11/24/2014)... Senior Vice President, General Manager for Clinical ... acumen Elsevier , a world-leading provider ... congratulates Diane Bartoli , Senior Vice President and ... Solutions, for being recognized in the 13 th ... Profiles in Diversity Journal ® . ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Colo. (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 ... proprietary cloud based analytics and scientific testing methodologies relating ... commitment for a $750,000 line of credit from an ... extremely pleased to have secured this commitment from one ... Executive Officer of CannLabs. “This capital will help accelerate ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014  The element of surprise ... diseases, i.e., they strike without warning. Until now, epidemiologists ... of a viral outbreak, resulting in suboptimal responses to ... currently. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141121/160242 ... now been removed because virus gene structural changes have ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 20, 2014 Offering a complete line ... Entris Balance promotion . The Sartorius Entris Balance is ... high accuracy, and easy-to-maintain balance entry level balance. , ... was designed to help customer’s bridge the gap between ... that is very durable. Sartorius is the second biggest ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Elsevier Clinical Solutions' Diane Bartoli Featured In Profiles in Diversity Journal's 13th Annual Women Worth Watching Issue 2Elsevier Clinical Solutions' Diane Bartoli Featured In Profiles in Diversity Journal's 13th Annual Women Worth Watching Issue 3CannLabs Secures $750,000 Line Of Credit 2Viruses' Advantage of Surprise is Lost 2Pipette.com Announces an Extension on the Sartorius Entris Balance Promotion to the End of 2014 2
... Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BONE ... material and antimicrobial coatings for medical applications, has been invited ... conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in ... and CEO, Guy Cook, and CFO, John Gandolfo, are scheduled ...
... PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary ... and author of The Fearless Caregiver , has ... Shire BRAVE Awards.  The Shire BRAVE Awards ( www.ShireBRAVEawards.com ... designed to recognize the courage and dedication of non-professional ...
... and Germany has developed a new material which is ... room temperature. Previously this was only at all possible ... technically much easier and cheaper to produce than magnetic ... researchers have now found a way to control magnetism ...
Cached Biology Technology:Bacterin International to Present at Stifel Nicolaus 2011 Healthcare Conference on September 8, 2011 2Noted Author, Speaker, and Publisher, Gary Barg Joins BRAVE Awards Selection Committee 2Noted Author, Speaker, and Publisher, Gary Barg Joins BRAVE Awards Selection Committee 3Controlling magnetism with electric fields 2
Mouse monoclonal antibody to ST8SIA2 - ST8 alpha-N-acetyl-neuraminide alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase 2...
... Object Parametric Analyzer and Sorter) large particle ... advantages of flow cytometry to applications that ... automated analysis and sorting. Our instruments ... traditional flow cytometers, but are designed to ...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant AGTRAP. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 57085...
... polyclonal antibody raised against a ... Immunogen: SF3B2 (NP_006833, ... partial recombinant protein with GST ... Number: NM_006842 ...
Biology Products: