The Future of Biobased Polymer and Natural Fibre Composites for the Marine Environment, Wednesday 27th April 2022, 11.00-17.00 CET, Hybrid event; Near Lille, France or online

The SeaBioComp Interreg Project invites businesses, stakeholders, research organisations and interested parties to attend this hybrid conference on, ‘The Future of Biobased Polymer and Natural Fibre Composites for the Marine Environment’ which will take place online and in person at the CETI facilities near Lille in France, Wednesday 27th April 2022, 11.00-17.00 CET.

In-person attendees will be invited to tour the facilities of CETI which is the European Centre for Innovative Textiles, in the morning before the conference begins, followed by a networking lunch. Hybrid participants can join the afternoon conference session online.

The conference will present the results of the SeaBioComp project which is developing new bio-based thermoplastic composite materials for the marine environment as well as hosting key organisations in the bio-based composite value chain.

Speakers will include several SeaBioComp partners talking about the bio-based composites that have been produced during the project, including self-reinforced PLA filaments and fabrics, their mechanical properties and effects in seawater, In addition there will be presentations on compression moulding of biosourced composites and thermoplastic composite manufacture by monomer infusion (MIFT).

The event also welcomes speakers from the supply chain including KU Leuven and Greenboats.

The provisional agenda for the event is as follows:

Welcome to the SeaBioComp project; Isabel De Schrijver, Centexbel
Introduction to bio-based composites in the SeaBioComp project; Chung-HAe Park, ARMINES IMT Nord Europe
Development of self-reinforced PLA filaments and fabrics; Elke Demeyer, Centexbel
Development of non-woven self-reinforced PLA and flax/coPLA/PLA; Thomas Laurent, CETI
Compression moulding of biosourced composites and mechanical properties; Chung-Hae Park, ARMINES IMT Nord Europe
Natural fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite manufacture by monomer infusion under flexible tooling (MIFT); Professor John Summerscales, University of Plymouth
Seawater effects on marine polymers; Peter Davies, IFREMER
Fully biobased and degradable injection moulded thermoplastic short fibre composites; Frederik Despentere, KU Leuven
Thermoset-based natural fibre composites - challenges and opportunities from the perspective of GREENBOATS; Paul Riesen, Greenboats

Click on the following link to register for this free event.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpu7X3Rz2O_5XsMNiCrjoMxbRRK5S9dEb8BNJ-tJNiejOpxw/viewform

Find out more about the SeaBioComp project here: http://www.seabiocomp.eu/

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Posted 2022-03-18 14:49:01

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