1 Oktober 2018

Biocomposites performing great – Not only for lightweight construction

Companies showcasing their bio-based products and solutions in the field of wood, cellulose, natural fibres and bio-based polymers at the “Bio-Based Composites Pavilion”, COMPOSITES EUROPE 2018 in Stuttgart from November 6th - 8th

For the fifth time in a row nova-institute is hosting the “Bio-Based Pavilion” at Composites Europe, the 13th European Trade Fair & Forum for Composites Technology and Applications 2018 in Stuttgart. At the pavilion, key players in the field of wood, natural fibres, bio-based polymers, building blocks and other bio-based materials will demonstrate their products and solutions in hall 7 at stand A45.

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Companies from the field of wood, cellulose, natural fibres, and other bio-based materials will inform about the feasible applications and properties of biocomposites. Visitors can meet the experts to learn how well sustainable products are in place to compete with conventional composite materials in terms of lightweight construction and many more modern composite solutions.

Dr. Asta Partanen from nova-institute is excited to meet exhibitors of the “Bio-based Pavilion”: “Biocomposites are experiencing a significant increase in market demand, not only from end-users. More and more companies are improving their CO2 footprints by moving into the production of bio-based products. All the exhibitors look forward to sharing these benefits with visitors of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2018”.

The “Bio-Based Pavilion”, which over the last five years has expanded to an area of 140m2, is located centrally in hall 7 at stand A45. Expected are visitors from around 60 nations. The pavilion is almost fully booked, to get one of the spots still available, please contact: [email protected]

 

Meet the following key players at Hall 7 A45:

Arctic Biomaterials (ABMcomposite) (www.abmcomposite.com): ArcticBiomaterials is a company producing biodegradable plastic solutions for the medical and technical industries. The bioresorbable glass fibre reinforced PLA materials produced with ABMcomposite technology enable usage in demanding applications in an environmentally friendly way (FI).

Biowert: Processes meadow grass in a green biorefinery to composite granulates that can be used as well as for everyday consumer goods as for decking tiles (DE).

DEHONDT COMPOSITES (www.dehondtcomposites.com): Partner for high-tech flax composites in automotive and many other applications. The offer ranges from fibres to rovings to pre-impregnated textiles (FR).

Groupe Depestele – Teillage Vandecandelaeres S.A.S: Leading European private flax producer specializing in special grades of technical fibres. The company refining the fibres up to the fibres intermediates (FR).

European Industrial Hemp Association: Association of the European hemp industry, member companies are suppliers of technical hemp fibres for composites, mainly for the automotive industry (EU).

Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe (FNR): The FNR, Germany’s central coordinating institution for research, development and demonstration projects in the field of renewable resources will provide information on all topics and projects related to bio-based composites at the “Bio-based Pavilion”(DE).

nova-Institut (www.nova-institute.eu): Co-Organizer and host of the “Bio-Based Composites Pavilion” provides comprehensive services in the fields of food and feedstock, natural fibres, bio-based polymers and biocomposites, techno-economic evaluation, markets, sustainability, dissemination, B2B communication and policy. nova organises several relevant conferences on these topics (DE).

SAFILIN: Leading European spinner of hemp and flax fibres with good access to industrial networks in this area (FR).

Spolchemie: Spolchemie has developed a drop-in bio-based epoxy resin. EnviPOXY® raw material is a glycerine originating from the waste of biodiesel production. Suitable for the wide range of application in composites and high-performance coatings and helps to reduce the carbon footprint of the Biocomposites (CZ).

University of Stuttgart - Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design(ITKE);
Department of Biobased Materials and Materials Cycles in Architecture (BioMat) (https://www.itke.uni-stuttgart.de/biomat): Research fields in Biomimetics, sustainability, development of new building materials, fabrication, ‘smart’ materials, fibre-reinforced composites, product design and multifunctional building systems(DE).

Wessex Resins and Adhesives Limited: Wessex Resins and Adhesives Limited formulates epoxide resins and hardeners for several applications including underwater, automotive and turbines (GB).

 

Also read the interview given by Dr. Asta Partanen about the “Bio-Based Composites Pavilion” at Composite Europe 2018.

 

Responsible for the content under German press law (V.i.S.d.P.):

Dipl.-Phys. Michael Carus (Managing Director)
nova-Institut GmbH,
Chemiepark Knapsack,
Industriestraße 300
DE-50354 Hürth (Germany)
Internet: www.nova-institute.eu – all services and studies at www.bio-based.eu
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +49 (0) 22 33-48 14 40

 

About the nova-Institute

The nova-Institute is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on bio-based and CO2-based economy in the fields of food and feedstock, techno-economic evaluation, markets, sustainability, dissemination, B2B communication and policy. Every year, nova organises several large conferences on these topics; nova-Institute has 30 employees and an annual turnover of more than 2.5 million €.

Source: nova-Institute, press release, 2018-09-28.
Author: Guido Müller, Svenja Geerkens (nova-Institut)

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