Review: Fraunhofer CCPE compact: New possibilities for PLA – special properties under circular conditions

Fraunhofer CCPE compact

On February 17, the series “Fraunhofer CCPE compact” started with the topic “New possibilities for PLA – focus on special properties under circular conditions”. The bioplastic PLA (polylactic acid) is produced based on renewable raw materials, is biodegradable and compostable. In their short presentations, two experts presented the special properties of PLA, such as thermally resistant fibers or the influence of additives on lifetime. This was followed by a discussion on the topic “How does PLA become circular?”. This round was opened with two keynote presentations on recycling and assessment.

The introductory slides to the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy CCPE can be found here. If you would like to receive the technical presentations on the individual talks, please contact our experts.

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Dr. Evgueni Tarkhanov

Dr. Evgueni Tarkhanov
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP

Lecture: Thermally resistant PLA fibers – on the way to technical products

Dr. Elke Metzsch-Zillingen

Dr. Elke Metzsch-Zillingen
Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliablility LBF

Lecture: Targeting the lifetime of PLA: Additives as a solution

Ronny Hanich, Dr. Andreas Mäurer

Ronny Hanich
Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT

Dr. Andreas Mäurer
Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV

Lecture: How PLA becomes circular – Impulse lecture recycling

Dr. Daniel Maga, Anna Schulte

Dr. Daniel Maga und Anna Schulte
Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT

Lecture: How PLA becomes circular – Impulse lecture Assessment

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