Recycled plastic will appear in Mercedes-Benz


The technology developed by UBQ makes it possible to turn organic waste into an environmentally friendly biomaterial similar to conventional thermoplastics. Moreover, according to the company, it is “the most environmentally friendly polymer in the world.” The process of obtaining new material begins with the processing of municipal solid waste, which is 70–80 percent organic and the remaining 20–30 plastic.

Organic materials break down to basic lignin, cellulose, fiber and sugar, which are then mixed back into a common solution. To obtain an innovative thermoplastic material, recycled polymers are added to it. Developments UBQ is already being used to create the Luca electric car body, developed by students from the Eindhoven University of Technology. Daimler plans to evaluate the prospects of using bioplastics in production cars.

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