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DuraSense enables the use of renewable fibres, such as wood, to substitute for a large portion of fossil-based plastic. The production of biocomposites began in 2018 at Stora Enso’s Hylte Mill in Sweden, following the EUR 12 million investment announced...
Published on: July 24, 2018
In the 17th century, at the heyday of sailing, hemp flourished in Europe and was an important agriculture crop. Almost all ship sails and almost all rigging, ropes, nets, flags up to the uniforms of the sailors were made of hemp due to the tear and wet...
Published on: May 18, 2018
Fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) have been a standard in lightweight construction for a while now. One alternative trend in manufacturing, however, has turned to natural materials, which can be produced with lower energy...
Published on: March 12, 2018
IMT Lille Douai célèbre cette année 35 années d’expertise dans les composites, à la fois en R&D partenariale et en formation (ingénieurs et docteurs), et continue à investir dans ce domaine. Cette grande école d’...
Published on: February 21, 2018
IMT Lille Douai celebrates this year 35-years expertise in composites engineering, both in collaborative R&D and graduate programmes (MSc, MEng, PhD), and continue to invest in that area. Through its Polymers and...
Published on: February 21, 2018
Specialists from all over the world will meet in order to exchange information regarding the latest developments in hemp applications for fibres, shivs, seeds and oil as well as cannabinoids. Applications are biocomposites in automotive and construction,...
Published on: February 20, 2018
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Les écomatériaux sont des matériaux composites biosourcés dont les impacts environnementaux sont modérés. Ils sont de plus en plus utilisés dans les domaines du batiment, des transports, du nautisme. Toutefois, l'usage de ressources naturelles dans leur...
Published on: February 12, 2018
Published on: January 25, 2018
They won the prize for their project "Reduction of moisture absorption of natural fibres and production of untwisted yarns in structural components". In their project, Marie-Isabel Popzyk and Dr Roland Klein demonstrated that up to 100 % biobased, natural...
Published on: December 19, 2017
With the latest advances in injection moulding and 3D printing, biocomposites are of high interest for a multitude of applications and provide a number of new opportunities. For example, furniture and consumer goods have started to offer several options...
Published on: October 12, 2017
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