Fraunhofer researchers develop recyclable, fiber-reinforced material made from 100 percent bio-based polylactic acid

Image: Man during the production of a fiber composite made of PLA; Copyright: Fraunhofer IAP

Fraunhofer IAP's novel biobased PLA fibers make it possible to produce a fiber composite made entirely of PLA that can be easily recycled. Photo: Fraunhofer IAP


Easier recycling of fiber-reinforced plastics

Image: four men receiving a grant; Copyright: Fraunhofer IAP/Till Budde

Handover of the grant (from left: Prof. Alexander Böker, Fraunhofer IAP Director; Uwe Feiler, Parliamentary State Secretary BMEL; Dr. André Lehmann, Fiber Technology Department at Fraunhofer IAP; Prof. Johannes Ganster, Biopolymers Research Unit at Fraunhofer IAP). Photo: Fraunhofer IAP/Till Budde

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