05 Jan [Press] Biocomposites based on flax or hemp
Discover the article “Biocomposites made from flax and hemp” by Daily Science, which includes the results of the COMPOSENS project!
“Composite materials, made up of two or more materials combined together to obtain better properties, are everywhere. They are found in cars, trains, airplanes, boats, traffic signs and many other areas. Recycling them is a problem. Develop composites reinforced with local plant fibers, making them lighter and more efficient than composites incorporating glass fibers while reducing their harmful impact on the environment. This is what the cross-border researchers of the European Composens project have been working on for 4 years. They focused on flax and hemp, two plants grown in abundance in the geographical area covered by the Interreg France-Wallonia-Vlaanderen program.