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Bio-tiles and heat-resistant bioplastic from polylactides (PLA)

By Damir Beciri
28 January 2013

bioplastic-pla-tileResearchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (Fraunhofer IWM) in Halle have designed organic tiles which are made of renewable raw materials. These bio-based tiles are more environmentally friendly, light-weight, and more resource- and energy-efficient compared to conventional ceramic materials. Aside being more resource-efficient, the new tiles unlock new creative solutions for designers…. »