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Bio-Based Material

Bio-Based Material is material made from renewable biological resources.

The proportion of raw materials of biological origin in the final product is call the ‘bio-based content’. It can fluctuate depending on the production and processing process of the specific bio-based material. A fixed limit of the bio-based content of bio-based materials does not exist.

Relevant bio-based materials include bio-based plastics, natural fibre-reinforced plastics (NFK) and Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC, wood-plastic composites). In addition to these innovative materials also traditional materials such as chipboard and blockboard (wood materials) are bio-based materials.

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