November 8-12, 2015
The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) is a NSF Industry & University Cooperative Research Center that brings together industry partners and university researchers who have a common interest in biobased plastics and composites. CB2 is developing the knowledge that will allow the production of high-value products from sustainable agricultural and forestry feedstocks that are compatible with current industrial manufacturing systems.
CB2 is focused on six research areas that will promote industry-wide acceptance of bioplastics and biocomposites and increase the use of sustainable materials: synthesis and compounding, processing, biocomposites, medical applications, biobased products, and modeling.
Companies, commodity boards, and other organizations interested in the market introduction of economically viable biobased products are encouraged to join CB2 and its 25 industry partners. Becoming a member has many advantages including leveraging research efforts through the center’s projects and early access to technologies developed by the center. Membership allows organizations to vote on project selection.
CB2 is a collaborative effort by Iowa State University and Washington State University. These universities provide significant expertise in feedstock production, polymer processing, and natural fiber polymer composites.
Michael Kessler, "Center for bioplastics and biocomposites: Bringing INDUSTRY and UNIVERSITIES together to develop new biobased products and technologies" in "Composites at Lake Louise (CALL 2015)", Dr. Jim Smay, Oklahoma State University, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2016). http://dc.engconfintl.org/composites_all/106