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Porcher Industries is launching a new range of flax fiber-based thermoplastic composite materials for the automotive industry

Porcher Industries is announcing the launch of a new range of automotive industry-grade thermoplastic composite stiffeners made primarily of flax fibers grown, selected, mixed, and woven in France. These products will be sold as textiles that can be thermo-compressed and injection molded.

Porcher Industries is launching a new range of flax fiber-based thermoplastic composite materials for the automotive industry
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This new environmentally conscious range is the answer to increasing automotive designer demands for composite parts that are simultaneously modern, attractive, durable, and immediately recognizable as natural. That’s exactly what Porcher Industries has done with this range and its subtly apparent flax fibers. It is primarily designed for dashboards, decorative components on car door interiors, and more generally for car cabins. The possibilities are made nearly infinite by combining various inputs, such as flax thread thickness, mixing with thermoplastic resin thread, flax dying, weave type, and surface finishing.

This new range provides performances that respond particularly well to automotive designer expectations: low weight, low cost, high impact resistance, acoustic absorption, easier recycling, and reduced environmental impact. The latter is reduced as much as possible thanks to a completely French production process. The technical flax thread is grown, harvested and selected in France, and it is mixed with thermoplastic filaments by our partner cooperative, Terre de Lin. Porcher Industries is responsible for the armor’s design, weaving and finishing processes. Another advantage is that flax is 100% recyclable at the end of its life cycle, and its 100% French sourcing is guaranteed by traceability. The three types of available thermoplastic filaments are recyclable PP, as well as biosourced PLA and PA11.

More information www.porcher-ind.com