New type of degradable biocomposite developed

WWSC researchers have developed a new kind of wood-based degradable biocomposite with semi-structural strength. Unlike thermoplastic, the material can be degraded without harming the environment. The findings have been published in Nature Communications.
Photo: Peter Olsén
Photo: Peter Olsén

The material is a type of highly reinforced lignocellulose biocomposite, which has been found to have much higher mechanical properties than analogs in the literature

“No one has been able to make a degradable plastic with fiber content this high before, while having good dispersion and low fiber damage,” says Peter Olsén to

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Highly reinforced and degradable lignocellulose biocomposites by polymerization of new polyester oligomers, Nature Communications,