The sector association Modint, the AMIBM and Chill (Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs) have joined forces in the BioTex Fieldlab (BTF) with eight players in the above sector and suppliers of the polymers concerned.
‘It is an open innovation centre,’ according to Gunnar Seide, project leader at the BTF. ‘What we want to do is develop fibres and yarns based on PEF and PLA that can be used in specific applications. In the long term we can also include other biopolymers such as bioPET, bioPA, PT, PBS and PHA. In the short term we will stick to PEF and PLA, also in view of the involvement of Avantium and Corbion in the BTF.’