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Algae bioplastic : relevance, challenges and solutions / bachelor thesis submitted by Christina Arndt ; thesis advisors : Prof. Jan Regett, Katrin Krupka.

By: Arndt, Christina [author].
Contributor(s): Hillmann-Regett, Jan [thesis advisor] | Krupka, Katrin [thesis advisor] | Berlin International University of Applied Sciences. Faculty of Design [issuing body].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berlin, Germany : BAU International Berlin University of Applied Sciences, 2018Description: iii, 140 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 22.5 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeOther title: Algea bioplastic [Cover title].Subject(s): CC 350.07: Product design -- Materials -- Natural polymers | CC 350.01: Product design -- Materials -- Vegetal materials | CC 350.08: Product design -- Materials -- Synthetic materials | CC 080.04: Product design -- Special aspects -- Environment | CC 400.XX: Product design -- Products -- OthersGenre/Form: Academic thesesDDC classification: 745.2 Online resources: Full text
Contents:
MACHINE-GENERATED CONTENTS NOTE: PLASTIC : Introduction - or the plastic problem -- Plastic - the material : Thermoplasts ; Thermosets ; Elastomers -- Physical properties of plastic -- How plastic is made -- Effects on human health -- Plastic manufacturing methods : Extrusion ; Injection molding ; Rotational molding ; Blow molding -- Most common types of plastic and their application : Polyethylene (PE) ; Polypropylene (PP) ; Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) ; Polystyrene (PS) ; Polyurethane (PU) ; Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) -- Plastic - a short history and its relationship to design -- Plastic - a shift in perspective -- BIOPLASTIC : Bioplastic - an introduction -- A short history of bioplastic -- Bioplastics - a growing market -- What is bioplastic - a term definition -- End of life of bioplastics : What is end of life? ; Biodegradable ; Compostability ; Mineralization ; Marine degradation -- Common types of bioplastics : Protein based ; Lipid based ; Polysaccharide based ; From microorganisms/ fermentation ; Biotechnology -- Problems with bioplastic : Price ; Feed vs. Food ; Material properties ; Recycling cycle -- Bioplastics - a sustainable solution? -- Where do we go from here? -- ALGAE : What are algae – an introduction ; The classification of algae -- Most common types of algae : Green algae ; Red algae ; Brown algae ; Diatoms ; Cyanobacteria -- Historical uses of algae : Modern use in industry ; Algae in design ; As a material -- Plastic from algae : Polysaccharide based: Ohoo edible water ; Making the Ohoo Bottle ; Agari Bottle ; Interview with Ari Jonsson (Agari Bottle) / Protein based : Soley Biotechnology Institute ; Algopack / Lipid based : Case study Triton Flip Flops ; Cereplast -- Advantages of algae-based bioplastic -- Challenges of algae-based bioplastic : Price ; Genetic modification ; Odor ; Material properties -- Is algae plastic biodegradable ? -- Conclusion – are algae the future? -- DESIGN : Materials in design -- Design brief: History of dog toy design ; Why a dog toy ? ; History of dog toys ; Material culture of dog toys ; Consumer persona ; Form study ; Mood board ; Product requirements ; Design -- Material -- Methods of research: Structure analysis ; Quantitative methods ; Secondary research ; Case study ; Expert interview -- Conclusion -- Bibliography.
Dissertation note: DISSERTATION NOTE: bachelor thesis in Product Design, BAU International Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany, 2018. Summary: MACHINE-GENERATED SUMMARY NOTE: "The main research question is whether algae plastic in its current development a suitable replacement for is traditional or crude oil-based plastic. I stipulate that algae plastic can be used to make more sustainable products that have similar if not equal material qualities to non-bio plastic. Plastic is detrimental for the planet and the way we consume it is far beyond careless. Designers and researchers alike have long identified the problem and have put more focus in the last decades on creating sustainable products and working more and more in unison. Lately bioplastics have become popular in both design applications and research studies, but they have many issues from recycling, to CO2 emissions to sourcing. Most use crops as their base influencing food availability and price. Cultivating algae does not compete with crops as it can grow in specialized bioreactors, or can be directly harvested from the ocean, sometimes even as algae bloom, which is potentially harmful for the environment. Algae and microalgae are one of the fastest growing natural resources so once demand rises and there for production methods are more sustainable and economically viable it will be significantly cheaper than crude oil-based plastic. Right now, due to its novelty algae-based plastic is not commercially available to the full extent that it could be. In my research I will determine the challenges and suitability of algae plastic by secondary research, case study and expert interviews and its value for material development in product design. A product development process will determine the stability of algae bioplastic with the help of CAD stimulations. The aim is to find a practical and ecofriendly solutionbased design innovation replacing a crude oil-based plastic material product with a biopolymer from seaweed, ideally creating a solution that is cradle to cradle, with a strong investigative focus on products for the aquatic environment. -- Key words: bioplastic, algae plastic, design, sustainable material development." -- Abstract, p. [iii].
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DESIGN -- Product design, industrial design CC 350.07 Ar617 2018 (Browse shelf) No access to hard copy Cancelled/invalid call number(s): 745.2 Ar617 2018 2018-0436

DISSERTATION NOTE: bachelor thesis in Product Design, BAU International Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany, 2018.

BIBLIOGRAPHY NOTE: includes bibliographical references (p. 133-140).

MACHINE-GENERATED CONTENTS NOTE:
PLASTIC :
Introduction - or the plastic problem --
Plastic - the material : Thermoplasts ; Thermosets ; Elastomers --
Physical properties of plastic --
How plastic is made --
Effects on human health --
Plastic manufacturing methods : Extrusion ; Injection molding ; Rotational molding ; Blow molding --
Most common types of plastic and their application : Polyethylene (PE) ; Polypropylene (PP) ; Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) ; Polystyrene (PS) ; Polyurethane (PU) ; Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) --
Plastic - a short history and its relationship to design --
Plastic - a shift in perspective --
BIOPLASTIC :
Bioplastic - an introduction --
A short history of bioplastic --
Bioplastics - a growing market --
What is bioplastic - a term definition --
End of life of bioplastics : What is end of life? ; Biodegradable ; Compostability ; Mineralization ; Marine degradation --
Common types of bioplastics : Protein based ; Lipid based ; Polysaccharide based ; From microorganisms/ fermentation ; Biotechnology --
Problems with bioplastic : Price ; Feed vs. Food ; Material properties ; Recycling cycle --
Bioplastics - a sustainable solution? --
Where do we go from here? --
ALGAE :
What are algae – an introduction ; The classification of algae --
Most common types of algae : Green algae ; Red algae ; Brown algae ; Diatoms ; Cyanobacteria --
Historical uses of algae : Modern use in industry ; Algae in design ; As a material --
Plastic from algae : Polysaccharide based: Ohoo edible water ; Making the Ohoo Bottle ; Agari Bottle ; Interview with Ari Jonsson (Agari Bottle) / Protein based : Soley Biotechnology Institute ; Algopack / Lipid based : Case study Triton Flip Flops ; Cereplast --
Advantages of algae-based bioplastic --
Challenges of algae-based bioplastic : Price ; Genetic modification ; Odor ; Material properties --
Is algae plastic biodegradable ? --
Conclusion – are algae the future? --
DESIGN :
Materials in design --
Design brief: History of dog toy design ; Why a dog toy ? ; History of dog toys ; Material culture of dog toys ; Consumer persona ; Form study ; Mood board ; Product requirements ; Design --
Material --
Methods of research: Structure analysis ; Quantitative methods ; Secondary research ; Case study ; Expert interview --
Conclusion --
Bibliography.

MACHINE-GENERATED SUMMARY NOTE:
"The main research question is whether algae plastic in its current development a suitable replacement for is traditional or crude oil-based plastic. I stipulate that algae plastic can be used to make more sustainable products that have similar if not equal material qualities to non-bio plastic. Plastic is detrimental for the planet and the way we consume it is far beyond careless. Designers and researchers alike have long identified the problem and have put more focus in the last decades on creating sustainable products and working more and more in unison. Lately bioplastics have become popular in both design applications and research studies, but they have many issues from recycling, to CO2 emissions to sourcing. Most use crops as their base influencing food availability and price. Cultivating algae does not compete with crops as it can grow in specialized bioreactors, or can be directly harvested from the ocean, sometimes even as algae bloom, which is potentially harmful for the environment. Algae and microalgae are one of the fastest growing natural resources so once demand rises and there for production methods are more sustainable and economically viable it will be significantly cheaper than crude oil-based plastic. Right now, due to its novelty algae-based plastic is not commercially available to the full extent that it could be. In my research I will determine the challenges and suitability of algae plastic by secondary research, case study and expert interviews and its value for material development in product design. A product development process will determine the stability of algae bioplastic with the help of CAD stimulations. The aim is to find a practical and ecofriendly solutionbased design innovation replacing a crude oil-based plastic material product with a biopolymer from seaweed, ideally creating a solution that is cradle to cradle, with a strong investigative focus on products for the aquatic environment.
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Key words: bioplastic, algae plastic, design, sustainable material development."
-- Abstract, p. [iii].

SOURCE OF ACQUISITION NOTE: 1 copy acquired as obligatory copy from the author via Examinations Office, 2018-09-11.

ISSUING BODY NOTE: BAU International Berlin University of Applied Sciences is the former name of Berlin International University of Applied Sciences.

CATALOGUING: original descriptive cataloguing + summary + contents, 2018-12-07, 2019-03-28, 2019-11-16, 2020-01-25.

CATALOGUING: subject indexing + new call number with BIDAC, 2019-03-28.

CANCELLED/INVALID CALL NUMBER(S): 745.2 Ar617 2018.

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