Picture of representatives from the Bio4Self group

Bio4Self wins another international award

Monday 27 May 19


Justine Beauson
Development Engineer
DTU Wind Energy
+45 46 77 57 08

The consortium

The BIO4SELF consortium consists of the following group of multi-disciplinary partners:

  • Centexbel - coordinator (Belgium)
  • Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) of Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
  • Arçelik AS (Turkey)
  • Chemosvit Fibrochem (Slovakia)
  • Comfil (Denmark)
  • Fraunhofer Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT (Germany)
  • Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) der RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
  • Ion Beam Applications SA (Belgium)
  • Maier S. Coop (Spain)
  • Mirtec (Greece)
  • Next Technology Tecnotessile (Italy)
  • Open Source Management Ltd (UK)
  • Samsonite NV (Belgium)
  • Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH (Germany)
  • Tecnaro GmbH (Germany).
  • DTU Wind Energy (Denmark)

The group behind the H2020-project Bio4Self won the Techtextil Innovation Award fair in Germany.

After being rewarded with the International JEC Innovation Award for Sustainability on March 13 2019, the BIO4SELF concept of a self-reinforced PLA composite material, developed in the European H2020 project, now received the TechTextil Innovation Award for Sustainability at the TechTextil fair in Frankfurt am Main, the number one fair for technical textiles in the world.

The Bio4Self project group received the Techtextil Innovation Award for the developed concept of a sustainable self-reinforced PLA composite material. 

These composites are fully bio-based, easily recyclable, reshapable and even industrially biodegradable. The composites are produced using one type of material: polylactic acid or PLA, a thermoplastic bio-polyester derived from renewable resources such as agricultural waste, non-food crops or sugar cane.

Read more about the award