LIFE FARBioTY project

Fire and Ageing Resistant Biocomposite for Transportation industrY

The use of composite materials, greatly appreciated in industries for their technical advantages, raises more and more concerns because of their high impact on the environment and poor recyclability. Indeed, composite materials are generally made of a specific resin in which integrates glass fibres, chosen for their technical qualities and low production costs but whose manufacturing processes are highly energy consuming, and require the use of sand as main component (70%), an increasingly scarce raw material.

FARBioTY proposes an alternative by using flax fibres, having equivalent qualities and a much lower ecological impact (less energy is needed, less CO2 emitted, no sand consumption). Despite of their outstanding qualities, the potential of this natural fibres is not fully exploited, especially due to combustibility concerns. FARBioTY aims to tackle this challenge by gathering a flax producer, a textile finishing company, two resin makers, fire resistant, an SME specialised in design and manufacturing of composite parts, and an independent laboratory to assess the results.  

About the project

 

Objectives

The main objective of the FARBioTY project is to develop a new composite material based on natural fibres, mainly flax. Doing so, the project also tackles wider objectives... Read more

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The FARBioTY partners will combine their expertise to develop the new material and demonstrate the benefits of flax fibres in biocomposites. Read more

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Project partners

TEILLAGE VANDECANDELAERE

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Laboratoire national de métrologie et d’essais

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NORD COMPOSITES

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POLYECIM

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Societe Internationale pour le Commerce et l’Industrie

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Veramtex Marly SA

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Coordinator details


Teillage Vandecandelaere

Franck CALLEBERT