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10th August 2017, Stuttgart

Bio diversity at Composites Europe

The second bio!CAR conference will be held as part of the Composites Europe exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, on September 20th and 21st, bringing together experts from all fields of bio-based materials to present their latest developments.

(c) Composites Europe.Scheduled speakers include Maira Magnani, of Ford, who will explain how the company is working to fill the gaps to promote the use of bio-based materials, and Alexia Delsalle-Roma, who will discuss Renault’s use of PHA biopolymers in automotive applications.

The full programme can be viewed here.

Composites Europe will also by staging the Bio-based Composites Pavilion as part of the exhibition, showcasing companies active in the production of cellulose, wood and natural fibres, as well as those involved in bio-based thermosets and thermoplastics, and including:

  • Biowert, which converts meadows grass into composite granulates to be used in consumer goods and decking tiles.
  • Bcomp, the supplier of PowerRibs, a natural fibre technology which greatly enhances the stiffness of thin-walled structures.
  • Cordenka, the producer of Cordenka Rayon. The cellulose-based fibre is used as a reinforcing material in high-performance tyres and technical rubber products.
  • The Depestele Group, the leading European private flax producer specializing in special grades of technical fibres and intermediates.
  • Dehondt Composites, a supplier of flax composites to the automotive sector and other industries.
  • EcoTechnilin, the developer of FibriPreg technology, in which furfural-based bio-resins are combined with flax nonwovens for aerospace and automotive applications.
  • The European Industrial Hemp Association.
  • The FNR (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe) which will provide information on all topics and projects related to bio-based composites.
  • nova-Institut, which provides comprehensive services in the field of natural fibres, bio-based polymers and composites.
  • Safilin, a spinner of hemp and flax fibres.

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