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Growing uses for biocomposites

Biocomposites, explains organiser the nova-Institut, is an umbrella term for composites made completely, or to a significant degree, from biomass.

16th August 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cologne

Transport/​Aerospace, Construction, Sports/​Outdoor

Biocomposites is an umbrella term for composites made completely, or to a significant degree, from biomass. © BCC The 7th Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC), will take place from December 6-7 this year in Cologne, Germany, and is on course to be the largest industry meeting on these materials worldwide, with more than 250 participants and 30 exhibitors expected.

Biocomposites, explains organiser the nova-Institut, is an umbrella term for composites made completely, or to a significant degree, from biomass.  Natural and wood fibres are combined with petrochemical or bio-based polymers to achieve very good mechanical and often light-weight properties. The most commonly used types of biocomposites are wood plastic composites (WPCs) and natural fibre composites (NFCs).

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