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The market report gives the first comprehensive and detailed picture of the use and amount of wood and natural fibre reinforced composites in the European bio-based economy. The analysis covers natural fibre as well as wood-plastic composites in extrusion...
Published on: November 29, 2013
Un pari gagné sur l’avenir par Roland Jourdain et son équipe. Gwalaz, un trimaran de 7,11 m a été conçu à partir de fibre de lin, de liège et de balsa, et de résine partiellement biosourcée. Une vraie rupture technologique, en terme d’éco-conception,...
Published on: June 13, 2013
Les plastiques renforcés, les matériaux composites sont souvent utilisés pour alléger les structures ou pour mieux contrôler les propriétés fonctionnelles de celles-ci.   Leurs champs d’utilisation sont de plus en plus larges, de plus en plus innovants...
Published on: March 11, 2013
Natural fibre reinforcements, such as flax, have the potential to provide improved specific stiffness and hence reduced weight.  Biomass derived resins can provide similar properties to traditional oil-based polymers. NetComposites is currently working on...
Published on: March 11, 2013
Composite materials derived from natural, renewable sources have received significant interest in recent years, in particular due to the increased awareness of environmental issues and the drive towards more sustainable technologies. The materials offer...
Published on: February 14, 2013
By Asst. Prof. Dr. M. Özgür Seydibeyoğlu, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Izmir Katip Celebi University.   Current technological trends for composite materials are to reduce waste, recycle resins, increase the use of thermoplastic systems...
Published on: February 4, 2013
The advantages of products containing peat fibre are their bio origin, low cost, water resistance, impact strength, excellent fire endurance characteristics and biodegradability.Through its various projects VTT has developed materials containing...
Published on: January 21, 2013
The new material reduces raw materials consumption by 25–30 per cent and the carbon footprint of production by 35–45 per cent. Biocomposites challenge chipboard as furniture material.   “The frames are lighter by nearly a third because they contain more...
Published on: December 31, 2012
The aerospace and automotive sectors are increasingly using composite materials for their combination of low weight and high strength, which can provide significant improvements in fuel efficiency. These materials are usually made up of carbon or glass...
Published on: December 28, 2012
Their main product line is Biotex high-performance flax reinforcements and impregnated sheets, which provide the high performance level and easy processing normally associated with glass fibre composites, but with reduced weight and environmental impact....
Published on: March 16, 2012