Functional thermoplastic textiles

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This CORNET project financed by Vlaio will screen the application possibilities and preferred processing conditions of polybutylene succinate (a biobased polymer) in textile applications.
The LIFE RECYSITE project aims to demonstrate recyclability and reuse of a new generation of high performance fibre-reinforced thermoset composites from renewable resources (bio-waste)
This international symposium will focus on polymer-based additive manufacturing technologies and their applications in customer-specific and innovative plastic and textile products. Methods to combine Additive Manufacturing with conventional processes, such as FDM printing on textiles or plastic
BIO4SELF aims at fully biobased self-reinforced polymer composites (SRPC). To produce the SRPCs two polylactic acid (PLA) grades are required: a low melting temperature (Tm) one to form the matrix and an ultra high stiffness and high Tm one to form the reinforcing fibres. To reach unprecedented stiffness in the reinforcing PLA fibres, we will combine PLA with bio-LCP (liquid crystalline polymer) for nanofibril formation. Further, we will increase the temperature resistance of PLA and improve its durability. This way, BIO4SELF will exploit recent progress in PLA fibre technology. We will add
Today, PLA is made from corncobs, sugarcane and sugar beets, but, in the future, it will be produced from agricultural wastes. Using PLA is beneficial because it is a renewable resource that does not (or to a lesser degree) deplete the oil resources. This certainly reduces the carbon–footprint of the end product.
The LIBRE project will utilise lignin-rich side stream feedstock from the pulp and paper industry, blended with a biopolymer precursor fibre, to create a more resource-efficient and sustainable carbon fibre production process.
The aim of BIOHARV is to develop the necessary knowledge and expertise in the region to produce and characterise 100% polymer MER prototypes. The project will assist the local textile and plastic converting industries in implementing this technology.
The 2018 Composite Conference, 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.
The purpose of the Interreg France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen project "Elasto-Plast" is to familiarize companies with the range of options thermoplastic elastomers (TPE’s) provide to enhance the processability and properties of conventional polymers.