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Carrot based composites commercial mass production

News International-French

13 Aug 2012

Holland agricultural industry group, sugar beet grower Koninklijke Coö peratie Cosun U.A. (Royal Cosun) announced in held a bioplastics conference in Holland that they are ready to use a new composite material developed based on the carrot residue and put this material into commercialization.

Royal Cosun spokesman Bart van Ingen gives a business plan overview on the extraction of Curran from carrot residue cellulosic materials. Percutaneous extraction cellulose in association with various resin can be mixed to produce biological composite material.


Van Ingen said: "At this stage we are still researching on the properties of materials, but so far we have found this material has many advantages, including stiffness, strength, toughness and light weight."


Van Ingen shows two applications: a fishing rod and a long board have been successful developed.


CelluComp pioneered the application of this material. It mixed with the carbon fiber to make the fishing rod. This Reactor rod retains the carbon fiber hardness. The weight is also light. And it further enhance the Curran resistance to erosion. The company also uses Curran plate produced by Wefunk's Alex Luxat to design a long board product.


Van Ingen said, the material cellulose content ranging from 50%-90%, depending on the specific application.


Curran material is usually associated with epoxy resin, polyurethane and polyester resin mixture. Now a pilot plant is in operation. And in the fourth quarter of this year, this plant will be put into commercial production.



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