Due to the decrease in the quantities of fossil fuels, it must be possible to replace petroleum-based polymers in the more or less long term. Researchers are trying to obtain materials with an equivalent performance from renewable and non-polluting materials. Biosourced polymers, derived from natural fibres, seem to be good candidates. In addition to their good mechanical performance, these materials are, for the most part, recyclable and have a low carbon footprint.
For example, polymers from wood fibres have been used to produce tubes and packaging for cosmetic products in place of conventional polymers. These renewable resource products have been designed using conventional injection moulding, extrusion and blowing techniques, thus limiting the additional costs associated with process changes.
Integrate biosourced materials and wood in your innovation and substitution efforts!