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SOLUTlONS sustainability

synthetic fibres depending on
the fibre orientation.
As can be seen in the previous
figure, natural fibres such as
flax show a higher vibration
damping capacity than other
traditional
reinforcements
such as glass or carbon fibre.
Applications
Biocomposites
reinforced
with natural fibres have awakened growing interest over
the past years. Some examples
of current biocomposites
applications include interior
parts for the automotive sector, electrical and electronic
devices, sporting goods and
construction products. Many
companies and research institutes are currently making
great efforts to foster the use
of polymers reinforced with
natural fibres in different
application sectors. Some
examples are parts for the
naval sector, the automotive
industry, public transport,
municipal furniture, the energy sector, etc. Some examples
of biocomposites applications
can be found in the construction sector, as seen in Figure
10.
Many of these biocomposites,
including panels, do not contain the hazardous substances
currently used in conventional panels. Moreover, they are

lighter, which helps to save
fuel during their transport.
This weight reduction and
their end-of-life recycling
potential are very important
factors when defining whether the products are acceptable
from the environmental point
of view.
Another important aspect
is that biocomposites can
be formulated to meet the
required fire resistance properties. Biocomposites also
have suitable sound insulation
properties.
As regards R&D projects
for the construction sector,
AIMPLAS took part in the
OSIRYS European project
[9].

that are currently built within
the OSIRYS project to prove
the feasibility of the composite materials developed are
shown in Figure 11.

In this project, a prototype
using an exterior panel made
of epoxy bioresins and jute
reinforcement was developed.
The system's core is a multilayer module that contains
bio-foams,
fire-resistant
thermoplastic sheets and pultruded profiles providing the
required thermal, acoustic,
fire resistance and mechanical
properties.
The interior finish is also
based on biomaterials and
uses an active coating that
significantly improves the
interior environment. The
two demonstration buildings

More information:
www.aimplas.net/
research-and-development/
projects/research-and-development-sustainable-composite-materials-high-fire.

AIMPLAS also conducted the
PYROS collaborative project
"Research and development of
sustainable composites with outstanding fire resistance properties", together with the AITEX
Textile Research Institute.
The project was addressed to
the construction industry and
was funded by the Valencian
Institute of Business and
Competitiveness, IVACE. It
lasted two years, from January
2016 to December 2017.

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Fig. 11: Demonstration buildings currently developed within the OSIRYS project: social housing block in
San Sebastián, Spain (left) and multi-purpose building for a sports centre in Estonia (right)

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018

Cover
Edito
Opinion: Bringing expertise on board
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Announcement at OC
Agenda
BUSINESS
Trends - Overview of the global carbon composites market Simulation
Market - Attractive growth opportunities for composites in the transportation market
MANUFACTURING
Fibre placement - Fibre placement on-line monitoring and solutions for quality optimisation
Fibre placement - Repurposing residual AFP tape for complex aerospace parts
Monitoring - Overcoming the complexities of RTM
Joining process - Filament winding for automated joining of lightweight profiles
Aerospace - Are thermoplastics essential to the future of composites in aeronautics?
Thermoplastic - Full out-of-autoclave thermoplastic welded airframe
Thermoplastic - Thermoplastic composites are vital to drive aerospace build rates
UAV - The Dash X unmanned aerial vehicle
Nano-satellite - Successful mission of TuPOD, a TubeSats deployer manufactured via additive manufacturing
Manufacturing - Orbital ATK and Lockheed Martin celebrate F-35 programme milestone
Light aviation - A “one shot” aircraft to revolutionize the light aviation sector
Research - An aeronautics and space-oriented research group
SOLUTIONS
Sustainability - Agricultural waste for thermal and acoustic insulation in construction
Recycling - Natural fibres and recycled rubber: new alternative solutions for composite panels
Artistic vases - Art FRP, an innovation based on the Japanese traditional sense of beauty
In the world
TECHNOLOGY
Nanotubes - Conductive glass fibre products using single-wall carbon nanotubes
Simulation - Optimizing the key manufacturing parameters of the AFP process
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - In brief
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Announcement at OC
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Agenda
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Trends - Overview of the global carbon composites market Simulation
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Market - Attractive growth opportunities for composites in the transportation market
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Fibre placement - Fibre placement on-line monitoring and solutions for quality optimisation
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Fibre placement - Repurposing residual AFP tape for complex aerospace parts
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Monitoring - Overcoming the complexities of RTM
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Joining process - Filament winding for automated joining of lightweight profiles
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Thermoplastic - Full out-of-autoclave thermoplastic welded airframe
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Thermoplastic - Thermoplastic composites are vital to drive aerospace build rates
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - UAV - The Dash X unmanned aerial vehicle
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Nano-satellite - Successful mission of TuPOD, a TubeSats deployer manufactured via additive manufacturing
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Manufacturing - Orbital ATK and Lockheed Martin celebrate F-35 programme milestone
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Light aviation - A “one shot” aircraft to revolutionize the light aviation sector
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Research - An aeronautics and space-oriented research group
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Sustainability - Agricultural waste for thermal and acoustic insulation in construction
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Recycling - Natural fibres and recycled rubber: new alternative solutions for composite panels
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Artistic vases - Art FRP, an innovation based on the Japanese traditional sense of beauty
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Nanotubes - Conductive glass fibre products using single-wall carbon nanotubes
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 62
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Simulation - Optimizing the key manufacturing parameters of the AFP process
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