The two ranges of reinforcements (short fibres and long fibres textiles) will offer major advances in terms of lightness and energy savings.
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The products developed will have reduced environmental impact, thanks to their low-weight as well as their locally-sourced and biodegradable or recyclable character. The use of biodegradable polymers will greatly improve the end-of-life of products.
Normandy is the wold leader in flax production and, both in France and in England, many companies develop composite materials. Biocomposite development represents an additional opportunity to enhance local know-how and sustain local supply chains.
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Partners complementarity allows to span the entire value-chain, from the agricultural production of flax fibres to the R&D of materials and the commercialisation of end-products in industries.
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