27/05/2015The requirements that are being made today and – even more importantly – that will be made in future encourage and demand elimination of the distinctions between the natural science and technical faculties. The development and production of bioplastics based on renewable resources are an outstanding example of this.
27/05/2015Major features of plastics are their technical properties, such as mouldabiliity, hardness, elasticity, breakage resistance, temperature resistance, heat distortion resistance and chemical resistance, which can be varied widely by the choice of macromolecules and manufacturing processes and – in most cases – by incorporating additives.
26/05/2015The main components of crab shells – apart from chitin – are mineral materials, particularly potassium salts, and proteins. The protein-rich waste stream can be used to generate energy in a biorefinery concept that is as waste-free as possible.