Flax & Hemp Fiber Composites, a market reality - The biobased solutions for the industry

Flax & Hemp Fiber Composites, a market reality - The biobased solutions for the industry - printed edition

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This 200 page publication is aimed at designers, architects, manufacturers and specifiers in either the composites or the construction industry who want to gain a better understanding of composites as alternative materials in the design and construction of buildings. Included are best practices in building and construction applications by leading industry players around the world using composite materials.          

This comprehensive book contains the follow essential information:     
•    The growing use and benefits of composites in the construction of buildings
•    68 case studies (with photos) about composites used in construction projects around the world 
•    Case studies covering different kinds of buildings (residential, commercial, public) and the use of  composites in a variety of interior and exterior applications
•    Details about the wide range of different resin laminate systems used to manufacture composite parts for new buildings,  as well as to repair and refurbish existing constructions  
•    Key trends and prospects for further growth in composites in construction
•    A list of the key industry players 

Date of publication:  15 March 2017 

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About the Author:  Andrew Mafeld is an independent business consultant and specialist in industrial materials. He has more than thirty years’ experience in the global composites industry covering the carbon, glass and natural fibre sectors, as well as the associated end use industries including automotive, aerospace, construction, industrial, sports & leisure, defence, oil & gas, power generation and many other sectors which use composite materials.

PUBLICATION CONTENT 
#1 Introduction
•    The purpose, scope, and target  audience
•    Definition of Composites, with table 
•    Introduction: the breadth of composites use in building & construction – an overview
•    Key composites sub-segments
•    Regional view
•    Trends relating to building and construction
•    Relevant Information
#2 Key Composite sub-segments
•    Architectural projects and concepts based on composites
•    Systems and sub-systems for new building in composites
•    Systems and sub-systems for building refurbishment in composites
•    Composite elements for new build or refurbishment
•    Composite systems for reinforcement and/or repair of buildings
#3 Regional view
•    The Americas
•    Europe
•    Middle East/Africa
•    Asia
#4 Trends relating to building and construction
•    Continuing trend urbanisation and the need for affordable city housing
•    Greater awareness of composites among architects and the public as a whole
•    Recent high profile architectural projects based on composites
•    Expanding use of Building Information Modelling (BIM)
•    Benefits of off-site pre-construction and lighter weight structures
•    Relevant fire-testing and norms for composites
•    Incorporation of composites in building regulation codes
•    The potential use of 3D printing
•    Prospects for further growth of composites in building construction
#5 Relevant information
•    Glossary of terms
•    Index
•    List of companies mentioned in the book
 

 

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About CELC

As the only European agro-industrial organization to harness all production and processing stages for flax and hemp (10,000 European companies in 14 countries), the European Confederation of Flax&Hemp – CELC leads this industry of excellence in a globalized context. CELC’s purpose as a reference platform is to inform manufacturers of the advantages these fibers can bring to composites. Western Europe is the world’s leading producer of flax fiber, with France, Belgium and the Netherlands alone accounting for 80% of world production. This is guaranteed by EUROPEAN FLAX®, the traceability brand for all applications of premium-quality flax fiber grown in Western Europe.