The advantages of flax and hemp reinforcements are already helping to improve the environmental footprint of composites and lower weight – in particular in the automotive and leisure sectors, where there is positive feedback on the use of these two European natural fibres. However, it is crucial to assess the scientific and technical performance of flax and hemp in order to make full use of all the innovation potential.
So why don’t you too, by yourself or with your employees and/or colleagues who need to be informed and trained, take time out to attend our conferences in order to:
• expand your knowledge,
• develop synergies and create genuine networks on the North American composites market and all around.
These fibres constitute available resources, and we are gradually learning more about them and finding uses for them. The range of their capabilities is reviewed in a new reference book that was published this year: Flax & Hemp Fibres: a natural solution for the composite industry.
REGISTER HERE / Technical conference : Décember 4th 2012 in Leuven
The goal of this Technical Day is to shed more light on the characteristics addressed in that scientific publication, from some more pragmatic industrial angles:
·· How do identified flax and hemp properties compare with other reinforcement fibres?
·· Which types of flax and hemp semi-finished products to use for which type of application?
·· What are the guarantees in terms of quality and quantity that proven resources will be available?
·· What crucial flax and hemp innovations are needed to prepare for future regulations?
This day will provide an opportunity to meet with the experts from the CELC’s European Scientific Committee – CSE, which possesses advanced expertise on the mechanical properties of flax and hemp. In parallel with their deeper assessment, feedback from various manufacturers will help to address the structural realities and perspectives facing a European agro-industrial industry.
PROGRAM : High-performance operational green-chemistry solutions
Flax and hemp fibres as reinforcement: a technical and ecological bonus
Flax & hemp composites, a market reality
Flax & hemp fibres: the industrial dynamics of an agricultural resource
MEET THE EXPERTS :
• Ghent University
• Hochschule Bremen
• JEC Composites Magazine
• KU LEUVEN University
• PSA Peugeot Citroën
• University of Nottingham
Tuesday December 4 – 9:30am / 4:05pm
Novotel Vuurkruisenlaan 4 – 3000 Leuven
Your contact : Frédéric Reux
Media Director & Editor-in-Chief
Tél : +33 1 58 36 15
Deadline for registration: December 3, 2012
Link for registration HERE
Flax and Hemp fibres: a natural solution for the composite industry
The industrial sectors that use non-renewable fibres have undertaken an eco-design initiative. Having the structure to meet this new industrial need, the CELC Technical Section collaborated with its European scientific committee CSE to produce the first scientific work on natural fibre composite solutions, “Flax and Hemp fibres: a natural solution
for the composite industry”.
Result of several years of research by the CELC’s European Scientific Committee – CSE, backed up by the organised production/distribution chain and increasingly productive R&D efforts, this English-language publication promotes the choice of
flax and hemp fibres within the framework of an effective eco-design initiative. It also calls attention to the importance of an open-innovation approach to meet the needs of the industry over the medium and long term.
Technical Book available at :
80.57€ (TVA excl.)/all