Automotive door panel made from biodegradable materials


At last month’s Composite Europe trade fair held in Stuttgart, Germany, the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University presented an automotive door panel made from biodegradable materials, such as flax, hemp and polylactide.

Unlike existing models, which are manufactured using polypropylene as the thermoplastic matrix, the “new” materials are completely biodegradable.

The door panel was developed as part of the System4Green project, which was completed in December 2016, together with the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations.

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