The industrial sectors that use non-renewable fibres have undertaken an eco-design initiative. Having the structure to meet this new industrial need, the CELC Technical Section collaborated with its European scientific committee CSE to produce the first scientific work on natural fibre composite solutions, “Flax and Hemp fibres: a natural solution for the composite industry”.
The book is co-published with JEC Group, a leader in the composite sector, and will be unveiled at the JEC Composite Show & Conferences (27-29 March).
This new technical publication is the result of several years of research by the CELC’s European Scientific Committee - CSE, backed up by the organised production/distribution chain and increasingly productive R&D efforts. It promotes the choice of flax and hemp fibres within the framework of an effective eco-design initiative and calls attention to the importance of an open-innovation approach to meet the needs of the industry over the medium and long term.
This new English-language reference work (200 pages), studies the mechanical and specific properties of the flax and hemp used in polymer reinforcement and assesses their major environmental advantages. The objective: help advance knowledge on fibres and preforms (UDs, fabrics, non crimp fabrics, mats, prepregs, compounds, etc.) and win over new industrial segments.
The studies are put into perspective with analyses of converting and manufacturing processes. Therefore, the publication is dedicated not only to R&D engineers who use fibres, but also to the entire composite industrial chain. It contributes a detailed review of and line of thinking on:
For sale in the JEC Europe Publications Store (stand M15) at a 20% “launch” discount, then available at JEC’s online store on March 29th (http://www.jeccomposites.com/shop/all) at the retail price of €80.57 exclusive of tax.