EMPHATI – kick-off event ‘Using PHA tuned for injection moulding’

How can PHA-based biopolymers and PHA blends with natural fibers be better optimized for injection moulding? What opportunities and challenges arise in the application of PHA in injection moulding? What are the experiences of the project partners regarding application in existing processes, product ranges and LCA? These and other questions will take center stage at the free kick-off event for the project “EMPHATI – ecofriendly materials from polyhydroxyalkanoates tuned for injection moulding” on April 19, 2023 in Bad Laer.

Application of PHA in injection moulding.

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are a special group of bacterially produced thermoplastic biopolymers. The goal of the cross-border project EMPHATI is therefore the development of new sustainable and environmentally friendly products based on PHA/PHA blends with natural fibers for selected applications in injection moulding and 3D printing in the participating production companies. An important aspect is the formation of a cross-border cluster along the PHA value chain that connects actors and enables knowledge transfer. An open section should allow for feasibility and pilot studies.

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If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Frank Köster (tel.: 05951 9893-21; e-mail: koester@3-n.info) at your disposal.

10:30 a.m.
Dr. Peter Brinkmann | TKT Kunststofftechnik GmbH
Dr. Marie-Luise Rottmann-Meyer | 3N Kompetenzzentrum e.V.

10:45 a.m.
Netherlands-Germany Interreg VI program – Funding objectives and implementation
Anita Buijs | Program Management Ems-Dollart Region (EDR)

11:05 a.m.
Presentation of the EMPHATI project
Dr. Frank Köster | 3N Kompetenzzentrum e. V.

11:20 a.m.
Networking and open projects in the EMPHATI project – How can you participate?
Cor Kamminga, Jon Salt-Waninge | ECORAS
Sven Stielstra | BIO-Cooperative
Dr. Frank Köster | 3N Kompetenzzentrum e. V.

11:40 a.m.
Coffee Break

12:10 p.m.
End of Life options for PHA
Prof. André Heeres | Hanze University of Applied Sciences

12:30 p.m.
New materials – Sustainable products – What can EMPHATI contribute?
Matthias Determann | Bekuplast
Bart Labrie | hp moulding
Peter Brinkmann | TKT Kunststofftechnik GmbH

13:00 p.m.
Lunch / Networking

13:45 p.m.
Presentation of partner project XLIVES
Vanessa Biesgen | Netzwerk Oberfläche (NRWO)

14:00 p.m.
Factory tour of TKT Kunststoftechniek

14:45 p.m.
Sustainable plastics technology at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Krumpholz | Hochschule Osnabrück

15:00 p.m.
Networking and closing (approx. 3:30 p.m.)