Created by Alisa De Backer in Events
This workshop will present recent research into the manufacturing of biocomposite materials resulting from the NATEX project. It will cover the materials which are available and the various manufacturing techniques by which the composites can be made. It will be of interest to anyone who wishes to learn more about the properties of biocomposites and the applications where they are used.
NATEX (Natural Aligned Fibres and Textiles for Use in Structural Composites Applications) is a European Research & Development funded project which aims to develop aligned textiles from natural fibres that are suitable for use as high?strength reinforcing fabrics to produce structural composite materials and components.
NATEX gathers 17 partners from across Europe with various types of expertise in the bio?composites development chain. The project is coordinated by AIMPLAS in Spain.
10:00 Welcome & opening remarks
10:05 Natural aligned fibres and textiles for use in structural composite applications / Inma Roig, AIMPLAS, Spain
10:30 Variability in properties of natural fibres/ Bo Madsen, Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark
10:55 Methods for manufacturing natural fibre reinforced composites: process control and properties / Anthony Stevenson, NetComposites, UK
11:45 Compression moulding and joining technologies for biocomposites/ Thomas Pohl, Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe, Germany
12:10 Application of aligned natural fibres and textiles in structural composite parts based on a grit box cover and a motor cover/ Margarete Goedel, CEMO, Germany
12:35 Biotex natural composites: current developments and commercial applications/ Brendon Weager, Composites Evolution
13:00 Lunch followed by an optional tour of NetComposites (2.5 miles away, delegates to make their own way there. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to attend and if you need us to organise travel for you)
Places at this event are free of charge however spaces are limited and you must register. Please complete the following registration form.