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FLax and Hemp fibres: a natural solutions for the composite industry
Edited by JEC and the CELC including CSE’s experts Joris Baets, Christophe Baley, Peter Davies, Moussa Gomina, Mark Hughes, Hans Lilholt, Jörg Müssig, Joris Van Acker; Ignaas Verpoest, Gerhard Ziegmann
CSE’s ten experts, including CSE President Ignaas Verpoest address twelve different topics in order to explain the intrinsic and mechanical properties of flax and hemp as used in polymer reinforcement and assess their environmental advantages. 12 chapters to learn all about flax and hemp to use composite: - Applications: extensive presentation of flax & - Overview of basics hemp products - Reinforcements: fibres - Availability and accessibility of flax and hemp - Reinforcements: fibre architecture fibers for material uses - Matrices - Recycling & LCA - Semi-products - Annexes - Production of composites - Appendix: Vocabulary on natural fibre composites - Properties of flax/hemp composites JEC Publications, 80,57 € HT (TVA 19,6%), 96,37 € TTC - ISBN : 978-2-9526276-1-0

which is higher than that of glass fibre, i.e. sports & leisure and transportation (automotive, railway and aerospace over the long term), among others. The fibres can even be used in hybrid form, i.e. mixed with carbon fibres, because they improve the vibration and impact damping properties. This is already applied in tennis rackets, skis, and racing bicycles. Plus, the environmental aspect of flax and hemp fibres will open up applications where the environmental impact of materials becomes increasingly important, like building and construction (interior and exterior walls, window profiles, ceilings, etc.).
JCM: Do you think that flax and hemp will become established on a durable basis?

preforms for composite applications: research by CELC-CSE members has shown that traditional linen fabrics for standard textile applications like clothing or home decoration are not necessarily the best for composite applications. The flax and hemp industry has recently developed new preforms (fabrics with low- or non-twist yarns, non-crimp multiaxials, unidirectional tapes, etc.), but these are not yet very well known to the composite industry. Last, the absence of structured data on fibre and preform properties: the flax and
../.. Joe Peng appointed Jushi international development general manager Jushi Group announced the establishment of Jushi International Market Development Company recently. This is to ensure that customers receive further products and services worldwide. Jushi Chairman and President Zhang Yuqiang announced the appointment of Joe Peng as the general manager of the new company.
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hemp industry is in the process of adapting to existing standards in the composite industry, and if we are successful, that will constitute major progress towards getting flax and hemp fibres more widely circulated.
JCM: Flax and hemp have real advantages. In your opinion, which application sectors have the most potential?

I. V. : In principle, any application in which glass fibre is already used is open to flax and hemp due to their specific stiffness (stiffness divided by the density),
will be reporting directly to Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling and will be a member of the Eurocopter Executive Committee. He succeeds Jean-Michel Billig, Eurocopter Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Head of Engineering, who will leave the company mid-year.
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I. V. : Certainly! For all the above technical and environmental reasons, flax and hemp fibres will surely be used more and more in composites. n
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of this key region. and market.
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Jean-Brice Dumont Appointed Eurocopter Group’s Chief Technical Officer and Head of Engineering Jean-Brice Dumont has been named within the Eurocopter Group as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Head of Engineering. In this function, he

Songwon appoints KY Lee as Managing Director for Korea and Sales Director for North East Asia KY Lee will join the Songwon team as Managing Director for Korea and Sales Director for North East Asia from the 2nd of May, 2012. Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd., the global number two supplier of polymer additives, has created this new key role within their Global Sales and Technical Service organization to reflect the importance

Laurel Biocomposite names CEO and office manager Laurel BioComposite LLC has named Tim Bearnes Chief Executive Officer and appointed Annette Junck business manager.Bearnes expects to step into his new role later this spring. He will initially manage the construction project for Laurel BioComposite’s fullscale plant and staff the facility for commercial level production of the company’s patent-pending Bio-Res™. The green bio-material is a high-performance, cost effective replacement for traditional petroleum-based resins in a variety of manufacturing processes for plastics.
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012

Cover
Edito
Point of view: core material
Contents
Agenda of Events
COMPANY & BUSINESS
- In Brief
- Reinforcement
- Book launch
APPLICATIONS
- Railway
- UAV
- Electric vehicule
MARKET
- Human ressources
- Sandwich
SPECIAL JEC ASIA 2012
- Floor plan
- Conferences
- JEC Asia Innovation Awards Programme
- Innovation report
- Country guest of honour: Malaysia
- Reinforcement
- Wind energy
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
- Design
- Automation
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
- Reinforcement
- UPR
- Mirco-pultrusion
- Pultrusion
- Injection
- Certification
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - Agenda of Events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - In Brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Reinforcement
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Book launch
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Railway
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - UAV
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Electric vehicule
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Human ressources
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Floor plan
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Conferences
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - JEC Asia Innovation Awards Programme
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Innovation report
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Country guest of honour: Malaysia
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Reinforcement
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Wind energy
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Design
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Automation
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Reinforcement
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - UPR
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Mirco-pultrusion
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Pultrusion
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Injection
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - - Certification
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - 78
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - 79
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #73 - June 2012 - In the world
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