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1 year after the 1st conference held in Nantes (organised by partner INRA), we are pleased to announce the second FLOWER conference intitled: “Advanced Biobased Materials and Composites for Engineering Applications“. The event is hosted by University of Portsmouth and will take place on Thursday 2nd April 2020. Topics Fabrication, processing parameters  and influences on properties Environmental aspects, long term durability, aging and characterisation of natural composites and biocomposites Plant biobased materials physico-chemisty /functionalities /mechanical properties Structure and properties relationship of natural fibre composites and biocomposites Natural fiber composites applications and end of life (EoL) evaluation Recycling Call for papers and registration 4 sessions of oral presentations are planned, as well as 2 keynotes (M. Sain, University of Toronto (Canada))and 1 invited speaker. Posters will be displayed during breaks. If you’d be interested in submitting an abstract, please email Professor Hom Dhakal, University of Portsmouth with the following information: a…

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Kick-off FLOWER – Lorient – 20/21 September 2018   After being completely approved by the cross-border cooperation Programme  Interreg France (Channel) England, the official launch event of FLOWER[1] project took place on Thursday,  September 20th in the University of South Brittany, Lorient. This day was the occasion to gather more than 60 participants, directly or indirectly concerned by the project developments.  In the morning, the 8 FLOWER’s partners[2] their respective companies or laboratories and their objectives in the project. In the afternoon, different guest speakers addressed several issues related to the project, from technical and scientific aspects on the interest of flax fibres in composites materials to the presentation of collaborative projects on biocomposites.You can find below the programme of this day.     The following day, FLOWER’s partners met in the Research Centre for an internal working session: administrative issues, PhD students presentations, discussions and implementation of the work…

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