biomasse végétale

Use what nature

designed better

International Industries Forum

To eco-design

the materials of tomorrow

International Industries Forum
Carnot PolyNat Grenoble

Eight Grenoble research centers

serving industries

International Industries Forum

biosourced foams

Elaboration of foams to develop new cellular materials

Through two projects funded by PolyNat (Microfoam, Cellufoam and SubioFoams), our teams are developing bio-sourced foams with similar characteristics to the oil-sourced foams conventionally used in packaging to improve impact resistance, compressive strength or can be used as thermal insulator (expanded polystyrene, polyurethane).

To generate foams, they formulated suspensions based on micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC), and identified the most appropriate foaming technique.

They managed to develop fully instrumented foam generator pilots, that enable the continuous production of stable foams with controlled aeration rates.

The teams are now studying the appropriate drying technologies in order to obtain a process that can be scaled up for the industrial production of bio-sourced foams and able to compete with their oil-sourced equivalents.

Project partners


Packaging and innovative print substrates bio-based materials
Target markets

Packaging: improving impact resistance, compression and thermal insulation

Manager of the project

Emeline Talansier
Lecturer, LRP

Elisa Zeno
R&D Engineer and Project manager, CTP

Davide Beneventi
Grenoble INP Pagora

Tutelles : Soutenu par :
UGA CNRS UGA UGA UGA UGA ANR investissement d'avenir carnot UGA