NCC part of biomaterials project

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in the UK has announced its participation in the Green-Loop project, which focuses on developing new bio-based materials using sustainable manufacturing methods.

The project is funded by the EU as part of its Horizon Europe program, which supports research initiatives.

Plans are to implement three new materials based around multifunctional rubber panels with fire resistance and vibrational applications, bioplastic bottle closures for oil and fruit juice and wood composites bearings for plastic injection machines.

The NCC is reportedly leading the development of the multifunctional rubber panels for construction and infrastructure.