R&D Bioplastics and Biocomposites

The IfBB – Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites was established in 2011 with the support of the Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts, as an autonomous institute within the university, following several years of increasing research activities.
The purpose of the IfBB is to respond to the growing demand for complex information related to the field of bioplastics and biocomposites. IfBB research activities mainly focus on the development, processing and industrial usage of bioplastics and biocomposites.
From the onset, the IfBB has been increasingly involved in industry projects and by now is widely acknowledged as an expert institution and resource center for bioplastics on a national as well as international level. The IfBB is not only concerned to engage in science and research, but also to provide professional training to students and to enhance their education.

R&D knowhow in Bioplastics and Biocomposites (including hybrid composites)

What we offer

material and process developement

materials testing (tension, compression or bending test; hardness test and notched bar impact test, heat resistance test)

materials analysis (light and scanning electron microscopy, EDX, DSC, Aquatrac and more)

analyzing of long-term characteristics (weathering, UV, OIT)

support in upscaling of processes

life-cycle assessment

What we are looking for

Partnerships on national, european or international scale for R&D or industrial projects concerning developement, utilization and recycling of bioplastics and biocomposites or hybrid composites.


  • Measurement Tools
    • Analyses/Test Facilities and Methods
    • Non Destructive Testing
    • Thermal material testing
  • Ideas, proposals, partnerships for projects within research and intelligent energy programmes
  • Enterprise Europe Network Horizon 2020 Elevator Pitch
    • advanced materials

Collaboration sought

  • Research & Development
  • Technical Co-operation


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