Biocomposites – Insights and Patent Landscape

Hurdles and approaching leaps of thermoplastic biocomposites


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Key words: Composite, Renewable, Side stream, Polymer, Thermoplastic, Biocomposite, R&D, Science

How can we have lighter, cheaper and stronger composite products using materials from renewable feedstocks? Can we even add benefit by valorising side streams from complementary bioindustries? What are the emerging polymers and processes in the near future? What are the major challenges to be overcome for the breakthrough of biocomposites?

This webinar reviews the status of thermoplastic biocomposite research as well as the limitations and biggest challenges. The current research and industry trends will be highlighted by examining the patent landscape. Additionally, the valorisation potential of forest and agro side streams will be exhibited through case studies.

Join this webinar to learn how you can take advantage of the latest biocomposite developments.

 Key learning objectives:

  • Patent and market overview: valuable glimpse to global trends
  • Learn the limitations: processing, mechanical performance and volatiles
  • Discover the emerging materials and novel architecture
  • Circular economy of biocomposites


Presented by:

David Sandquist, Principal Scientist

David Sandquist, PhD, is a principal scientist in biocomposites at VTT. He has an extensive scientific background in chemical engineering, polymer and wood science. Through a broad international scientific network spanning multiple disciplines, he has helped push a holistic biomaterial development, central to the circular economy. In the last five years, he has focused on leading biocomposite development and commercialization projects. His current scientific focus is on characterization and improvement of interface phenomena and architecture in biocomposite materials.


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