Composite materials

Grâce-Hollogne
R&D Manager Technical Textiles & Composites

The 2023 Conference on Composites, Advances in Composite Structures and Materials will bring together industry innovators, technology providers, researchers, economic promoters and other actors of the Composite Industry from all across Europe.

Almost four years into the project, we succeeded in developing different kinds of bio-based composites using four different processes. These materials are processed by similar techniques as conventional fossil-based composites, their mechanical properties are very promising and their environmental impact on the marine environment is lower than the one of conventional materials.

REIN4CED has developed and patented a brand new impact resistant composite material.

Development and dissemination of the necessary knowledge to effectively use agricultural residues from flax cultivation as reinforcement materials in polyolefin and PLA plastics.

Improved sizings for recycled carbon fibres to optimize adhesion with polymer matrices and to improve processing behaviour for composite manufacturing

Holistic processes for the cost-effective and sustainable management of End-of-Life Aircraft Composite Structures

Biocomposites have the advantage of being very light. Unfortunately, the large variation in fibre properties makes a robust design difficult and their intrinsic moisture sensitivity can lead to premature degradation. The BREPLA project aims to further develop and disseminate the material knowledge required for the successful application of biocomposites in a growing number of end products.

The COBRACOMP project aims to strengthen the competitiveness of companies in the value chain of production of composite materials.

Acceleration of advanced manufacturing by demonstrating advanced composite manufacturing in close cooperation with companies.