01 April 2014
01 April 2014
NetComposites and Materials KTN have jointly produced a Biocomposites Technology Overview providing an overview of biocomposites, and the natural fibres, bio-based polymers and bio-based core materials used to produce them, and presents the current best practice in materials, processes and applications.
Composite materials derived from natural, renewable sources have received significant interest in recent years, in particular due to the increased awareness of and drive towards more environmentally sustainable technologies. In many cases bio-based materials offer weight reduction, added functionality (e.g. damping / impact absorption) and occupational health benefits. A significant market driver for high volume applications is the potential to disassociate material costs from the fluctuating price of oil and energy.
Sources of information include technical papers, articles, online information and discussions with experts.
The report is freely available through Materials KTN and NetComposites and will undoubtedly be a very useful resource to industry. Click here to download the report. https://connect.innovateuk.org/documents/3228340/3708155/Biocomposites%20-%20Tech%20overview%20-%20Low%20Res%20Final.pdf
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