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Biocomposites: the new industrial deal

Thursday March 8 - 10:00am to 12:45pm
Mezzanine Hall 6 (614)

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Biocomposites: the new industrial deal

The average period of time between the moment a new, industrially produced material is first used and the sales of large-scale commercial volumes is 20 years. There are only rare counter examples to this empiric rule. Biocomposites are now reaching a crucial moment: their true industrial era is dawning.

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Chairmen
KU LEUVEN Chairman

KU LEUVEN

Ignaas Verpoest

country:
Belgium

Em. Prof. Dr. Ir. & Scientific Advisor

COMPOSITES INNOVATION CENTRE Chairman

COMPOSITES INNOVATION CENTRE

Frank Wheeler

country:
Canada

Manager, FibreCITY

10:00 AM to 10:25 AM
KU LEUVEN Chairman

KU LEUVEN

Ignaas Verpoest

country:
Belgium

Em. Prof. Dr. Ir. & Scientific Advisor

Flax & hemp fibre composites, a market reality - the biobased solutions for the industry

  • Focus on flax & hemp reinforcements available on the market – What’s new?
  • The remarkable properties as added values for composite products
  • Applications on the market + Planets
  • CELC and its dedicated European Scientific Council, as a support for the whole industry - datasheets, publications...
10:25 AM to 10:50 AM
Covestro Deutschland AG

Covestro Deutschland AG

Stamo Mentizi

country:
Germany

Marketing Manager - business opportunities

Covestro Deutschland AG

Covestro Deutschland AG

Richard Meisenheimer

country:
Germany

Project manager aliphatic composites

New biobased PU resin for construction market

  • Development of reinforced lamella for timber construction
  • New biobased PU matrix with inherent UV resistance
  • Sustainable drop-in solution for pultrusion
10:50 AM to 11:15 AM
COMPOSITES INNOVATION CENTRE

COMPOSITES INNOVATION CENTRE

Lisa Marmillod

country:
Canada

Principal Engineer, Laboratory Operations (EIT)

Biofibre mat for industrial RTM-light processing

  • Resin permeability and wet-out are fundamental
  • Novel biofibre mat architecture proposed
  • Highlights of initial biocomposite test results
11:15 AM to 11:30 AM - Networking break
11:30 AM to 11:55 AM
Fompak

Fompak

M.Kutluhan Çiftçi

country:
Turkey

R&D Director

B-Preg

B-Preg

Burcu Karaca Uğural

country:
Turkey

Co-founder

A new approach in headliner production

  • The potential of natural fiber prepregs
  • Sustainable and lightweight interior panels
  • Natural fiber UD thermoplastic prepregs
11:30 AM to 11:55 AM
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH

Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH

Herfried Lammer

country:
Austria

Area Manager

Sustainable rotor blades made from hemp

  • Consortium along the value chain
  • Development of hemp-based composite material
  • Construction of rotor blade by using hemp material
12:20 PM to 12:45 PM
COMPOSITES INNOVATION CENTRE Chairman

COMPOSITES INNOVATION CENTRE

Frank Wheeler

country:
Canada

Manager, FibreCITY

Grow your own tractor

  • Technology for semi-structural vehicle parts
  • Highlight key organizations in the supply chain
  • Technology gaps to address for commercialization