Report on functionality testing for demonstrating the functionality of novel Bio-based Products. For this research, 7 key product categories were selected for testing;
1. Packaging Films
2. Disposable cups & plates
3. WPC decking
4. Pre manufactured components/insulation
5. Mulch films
6. Adhesives and binders
Key mechanical properties, key chemical/thermal parameters and additional functionalities that ensure the functionality of the bio-based project over its entire product life were defined. This implies testing before and after use or before and after ageing.
Additionally, specific characteristics of the bio-based products that differ from existing petrochemical products were addressed.
In each product category commercially available bio-based products have been selected for functionality testing.