Lina – Introducing World’s First Biocomposite- & Bioplastic-Based Car

May 22 2017

Lina is the world's first car made from bio composites. TU/Ecomotive uses a combination of biobased composites and bioplastics to create lightweight chassis.

• The bio-based composite is made from flax.
• The bio-composite shows strength/weight ratio similar to that of glass fiber, but differs regarding sustainability.
• The honeycomb core made of PLA – 100% biodegradable resin derived from sugar beets – is placed in-between two flax fiber composite sheets to provide the sandwich panel effect: high stiffness and strength at minimal weight.

According to TU/Ecomotive – the student team of Eindhoven University of Technology – the concept has the potential to drastically reduce the carbon footprint compared to other lightweight materials used in the industry.

Lina can be seen during the Shell Eco-marathon 2017, held from the May 25th to 28th in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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