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Bioresin’s use in air filters wins prize

Four companies received the annual award for innovative application of plastics from the German Engineering Society’s materials engineering division (VDI Werkstofftechnik) this month for their work in developing and implementing the first successful production of an air filter system made from bio-polyamide ready for serial production. The four are:

Four companies received the annual award for innovative application of plastics from the German Engineering Society’s materials engineering division (VDI Werkstofftechnik) this month for their work in developing and implementing the first successful production of an air filter system made from bio-polyamide ready for serial production. The four are:



Mann+Hummel’s Holger Findeisen (left) and Andreas Kloz accept the award.
Automotive plastics parts and systems supplier Mann+Hummel (Ludwigsburg, Germany), vehicle OEM Daimler AG, plastics supplier BASF, and parts supplier Robert Bosch GmbH. The air cleaner is supplied by Mann+Hummel. The polyamide used, supplied by BASF, consists of approximately 60% sebacine acid, which is derived from castor oil.

“We are very pleased indeed. This award shows that our investigations for using bio-based plastics are definitely on the right track,” says Andreas Kloz, project manager bioplastics at Mann+Hummel. [email protected]
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