Early project findings and deliverables

A number of early project deliverables have already been completed including a comprehensive report from project partner CETI assessing the natural fibres that could viably be used in bio-composites.

The report concludes that flax and hemp will be selected for future study in the project on the basis of mechanical properties, price & environmental impacts.

Project partner Plymouth University has been reviewing available thermoplastic monomers suitable for resin infusion under flexible tooling (RIFT) for marine applications and has made a recommendation for the project.

Meanwhile the University of Portsmouth has been testing the mechanical and durability properties of flax and flax PLA fabricated using 3D printed composites by Dutch partner Poly Products who are experts in fibre reinforced composite production and engineering.

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Posted 2020-03-13 14:00:11

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