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3D-printed kayak based on FibraQ-reinforced recycled plastic

The project will verify using Biofiber Tech´s wood fibers (FibraQ) to reinforce recycled plastics and to realize the 3D printing technology for boat/kayak production. FibraQ is a chemical treated, compacted wood fibers which developed by Biofiber Tech AB.

The project will verify using FibraQ to reinforce recycled plastics and to realize the 3D printing technology for boat production to promote the economic drive for plastic recycling. Commercialization of this innovation is facilitated by 1) replacing the virgin plastics with renewable wood fiber biocomposites based on recycled plastics for hull manufacture, 2) replacing the conventional production method with a pilot-scale 3D printing/additive manufacturing method and 3) to verify a sustainable share economic model for the non-motorized boats. Given the high value of  the leisure boat and the fast growth of recycling industry, and social impact on the leisure water activities, a large impact can be expected from this project on primarily the following UN SDGs: 12.5, 9.4, 14.8 and 12.8.

Summary

Project name

3D kajak-step1

Status

Active

RISE role in project

Projektledare

Project start

Duration

6 månader

Total budget

1 MSEK

Partner

Melker of Sweden AB, Biofiber Tech Sweden Ab

Funders

Vinnova Bioinnovation

Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12. Responsible consumption and production
14. Life below water
Ting Yang Nilsson

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Ting Yang Nilsson

Forskare

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Woodrow Wiest

Laboratorieingenjör

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