ADVANCED ORGANIC MATERIALS AND BIOMATERIALS

bioplastyLaboratoty of bioplastics

 

bioplasty

Bioplastics is one of the rapidly developing segments of today's market. This results from the effort to replace petroleum-based plastics with materials made from renewable resources, or even waste. Another desirable property of these materials is compostability. These are the plastic materials of the future which will cease to be one of the causes of environmental pollution, be it on land or at sea. Having at our disposal the state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and facilities of the Faculty of Chemistry of BUT, we help industrial companies to develop these materials.

Cooperation with industry

Our laboratory focuses on transforming biopolymers and non-petroleum-based processing aids into industrially applicable plastics. Our objective is to understand the relationship between the structure and properties of biopolymers and bioplastics, thus providing qualified assistance when searching for new solutions for companies dealing with plastic materials.

Our services to industrial companies are based on three types of activities.

Laboratory activities – Standardized tests

  • Tensile test
  • Flexural/bend test
  • Short beam shear test
  • Impact test
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

Contractual applied research – Economic cooperation

One of the well-established and effective ways of cooperation with the industry is contractual research – i.e. the industry's commission for carrying out specific, previously authorised experiments, methods and consultations often leading to improving, fixing or optimizing the given technology.

Applied research for innovations – Innovation vouchers, GACR, TACR, OP PIK and others

More extensive projects are better implemented by means of aid schemes, in which case our centre usually assumes the role of co-investigator or supplier (in case of innovation vouchers). We cooperate with dozens of both Czech and foreign companies, some of which are listed below.

We cooperate with dozens of Czech and international companies, some of which are listed below.

List of collaborating companies

  • Nafigate Corporation s.r.o.
  • PLASTY-KO Kobylí
  • BASALTEX a.s.
  • Sporten a.s.
  • Remarkplast Compaunding
  • CEPOMA (Centre for Applied Research of Environmentally Friendly Polymer Materials) of the
  • FCHPT STU in Bratislava
  • GDP Koral s.r.o.
  • Research Institute of Chemical Technology (VUCHT)
  • Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v.v.i.

SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

Besides the cooperation with the industry and research institutions, we naturally carry out our own research as well. Thanks to the combination of our scientific research and the state-of-the-art equipment of our laboratory and the affiliated institutions, we keep expanding our offer of services.

At the same time, we regularly cooperate with students on their bachelor's, diploma and dissertation theses. These currently concern mostly the development of matrixes on the basis of P3HB, PLA, starch and other biodegradable components.

Significant outcomes of our activities:

  • Successfully implemented projects
    • TF02000062, Transfer of the HYDAL biotechnology to China, start: 1 February 2016, end: 31 December 2018
    • TH01011353, Development of new production method for the HYDAL biotechnology, start: 1 February 2015, end: 31 May 2016
    • Industrial formula for PHA biopolymer injection moulding, start: 1 October 2014, end: 30 September 2016
  • Functional model – Plastic material for injection moulding on the basis of poly-3-hydroxybutyrate HYDAL-Powder
  • Prototype – biodegradable foil on the basis of polyhydroxybutyrate

SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

RESEARCH TEAM

Mgr. Radek Přikryl, Ph.D.

Mgr. Radek Přikryl, Ph.D.

vedoucí laboratoře
(head of laboratory)


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doc. RNDr. Jaroslav Petrůj, CSc.

doc. RNDr. Jaroslav Petrůj, CSc.

výzkumník
(senior researcher)


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Ing. Silvestr Figalla

Ing. Silvestr Figalla

výzkumník
(junior researcher)


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Contact Person

Mgr. Radek Přikryl, Ph.D.

Mgr. Radek Přikryl, Ph.D.

vedoucí laboratoře
(head of laboratory)


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TEL +420 541 149 313

Contacts

Mgr. Martin Bartoš

obchodní manažer centra
(business Manager)


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Mgr. Lucie Hrbková

finanční manažerka
(financial Manager )


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Mgr. Zuzana Burešová

projektová manažerka
(project Manager )


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Dagmar Terichová

kancelář
(office)


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Marta Horáčková, DiS.

personalistka
(HR Specialist )


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