The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) and the Institute of Textile Technology (AITEX) are taking part in the BIOAVANT project which aims to develop ‘bio-composites’ using soybean oil resin and natural fibres.
Using soybean oil resin the two Spanish project partners will try to reduce the amount of petroleum-based polymer in the composite to 60%. Flax, hemp and jute fibres will be used as alternatives to glass fibres.
Tags: environment, micro-wind energy demonstrator, shipbuilding, construction, furnitures, transport sectors, sport, leisure sectors
Source: ReinforcedPlastics, 2013-03-03.