Within the framework of the Cornet projects, partially supported by Wallonia, Celabor has just started a new project whose acronym is FLAXHEMPLAST.
This project aims at creating a breakthrough in the use of thermoplastic polymers reinforced with short-cut flax and hemp fibres, in "lead market" applications. One of the objectives is to use conventional, "low cost" and "high-volume" processing technologies (injection, extrusion, thermoforming…).
In this project, Celabor will have for mission to characterize the fibres from the point of view of their dimensions/granulometry and their technical performances.
The other partners of the project are Flander's PlasticVision, the Flemish plastics center VKC, the general Belgian association of flax ABV, the Institute for plastic treatment IKV à Aachen, the technical University of Darmstadt DKI et the Hoge School Brugge-Oostende. Groupes of potential users have been formed in each country/region.
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