Text Box: Centre for Biocomposites and Biomaterials Processing (CBBP)

Excellence in research leading to green future through sustainable development






Spearheaded by Prof. Mohini Sain, this centre of excellence has been working on both material development as well as commercial production of prototypes for various industry sectors. In the area of bio-based raw material development, three main research themes based on cellulose fibre, vegetable oil and starch are being explored utilizing state of art indigenous technologies. Through an extensive research network, this centre has been able to develop innovative bio-resins and polymers through functional improvements on industrial crops and processing/separation of biological feed stocks.


This centre of excellence for research on engineered wood and natural fibre composite materials is now fully functional after going through designing, erection and commissioning phases. Established in 2004 with funding support of a $5.8 million grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Innovation Trust, this joint initiative of the Faculty of Forestry and the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering has state of art facilities including multi-component compounding, injection molding, thermoforming, and extrusion prototyping. The centre also provides services in the areas of material characterization, performance evaluation, and durability studies.

For more details about facilities and services, please visit us at CBBP, UofT.











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