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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
Following the recent trends of the wood and natural fibre composites market we have changed the name of the conference from 7th Conference on Wood and Natural Fibre Composites into Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC). The Seventh Biocomposites...
Published on: September 22, 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
The RWC (reclaimed wood composite) Keel is an environmentally friendly biocomposite-based fin that meets, and in some aspects exceeds, traditional performance demands. The new fin is made from a wood-plastic composite...
Published on: February 13, 2017
Mohamed Habibi est le premier diplômé de l’UQTR au doctorat en ingénierie (avril 2016). Il a travaillé sous la codirection de Luc Laperrière et Gilbert Lebrun, professeurs au Département de génie mécanique, membres du LMEM. Cette collaboration se poursuit...
Published on: February 1, 2017
The Plastics Technology Centre has coordinated the project BRIGIT to produce biodegradable and flame-retardant bioplastics that will be installed in trucks and buses as panels. The project has covered from the biopolymers obtaining, the formulation of...
Published on: January 23, 2017