Innovation Award "Biocomposite of the Year 2017", 3rd prize

Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedScientific


Fully bio-based pedestrian bridge

A fully bio-based pedestrian bridge, the first in the world, has been realised at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) (NL). After a successful load test (5,0 kN/m2), the bridge was installed by the company NPSP bv (NL). Flax and hemp fibres provide the strength for the bridge, combined with a bio-based epoxy resin. Polylactic acid (PLA) bio-foam provides the core. The production method was vacuum-infusion: layers of natural fibres were glued around a laser-cut shape of bio-foam.
Degree of recognitionInternational

Awarded at event

Event title7th Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC)
LocationMaternushaus, Cologne, GermanyShow on map
Period6 Dec 2017 → 7 Dec 2017