Areas of Expertise

The Coatings and Polymeric Materials and IME teams at North Dakota State University, Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team at Iowa State University, the Composite Materials and Engineering Center at Washington State University, and the New Materials Institute at the University of Georgia are in a unique position to successfully develop and operate CB2. By bringing together their expertise, the center will be able to successfully transfer their ideas, results and technology to the U.S. plastics industry.


North Dakota State University, Iowa State University,  Washington State University, and the University of Georgia are experts in many areas related to bioplastics and biocomposites:

  • Feedstock logistics
  • Synthesis and compounding
  • Natural Fibers
  • Composites
  • Performance evaluation and engineering design
  • Economics, social issues and commercialization