The Recysite project demonstrated the possibility to produce "green" composites based on natural fibres from agro-wastes, bio-based resin (ELO-epoxidized linseed oil] and humins (a side stream of bio-polymers production]. Additionally, it is possible to recycle these composites up to 10 times.
Several demonstrators were manufactured and validated for the transportation and construction sectors. Because of the required high mechanical requirements and fire protection legislation in some end applications, the amount of bio-based content varied from 7,5% for railway wagon floors to 90% for the modular panels and ventilated facades in the construction sector.
The project provides solutions for the composite industry where bio-based and renewable materials can be introduced in varying percentages according to sector requirements, without compromising the quality and against lower costs.