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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
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
In Europe, more than three million tonnes of feathers are currently thrown away. From now on, we will be able to recover the keratin as a valuable additive in the plastics manufacturing as a coating for textiles and as agricultural fertilizer.  The...
Published on: May 25, 2017
Currently, the fibre is used for light weight papers, insulation material and biocomposites. The shivs, the woody inner core of the stem, are used for animal bedding and construction. Hemp seeds, small nuts with a high nutritional value, can be consumed...
Published on: May 3, 2017
La finalité du projet BIOCOMPAL est le développement de nouveaux matériaux allégés bio-sourcés à haute performance et à faible empreinte carbone via une valorisation à très haute valeur ajoutée de la biomasse agricole et forestière inter-régionale pour...
Published on: April 24, 2017
Gagner en légèreté tout en améliorant la robustesse. Respecter l’environnement en développant des matériaux éco-conçus, recyclables ou bio-dégradables mais capables eux-mêmes de résister à des environnements sévères. Transférer les technologies d’un...
Published on: March 13, 2017
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