Reinforcement with natural fibres

Traditionally polymers have been reinforced with synthetic fibers like glass fibre, carbon fibre, Kevlar, etc. Those fibres give very good properties but have high price (Kevlar, carbon fibre) or high weigh (glass fibre) compared with natural fibres.

Natural fibres are the best candidates to reinforce bioplastics and also commodities like PP when weight is an issue, natural fibres also have the advantage of lower price than glass fibres almost the half of it.

Our Solutions

In order to fulfil the customer requirements and to solve the main drawbacks of natural fibres AIMPLAS has developed solutions in the most critical issues of natural fibre processing as:

  • Correct fibre selection.
  • Correct natural fibres feeding and handling.
  • Correct dispersion and compatibilization of natural fibres the polymer.
  • Correct protocols for processing avoiding fibre degradation and VOCs emission as undesired odours.

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Technical Support

AIMPLAS is working with natural fibres for polymer reinforcing since 2002. AIMPLAS has worked with the most of the fibres (hemp, sisal, flax, cotton, kenaf, cellulose, etc.) acquiring an important background in the development ten of natural reinforced thermoplastics plastics, commodities and biodegradable plastics.

We can help you through our following capacities:

  • Development of new compounds of natural reinforced plastics.
  • Compounding trials using with very small amount of materials.
  • Compounding Scale-up to industrial production machines.
  • Datasheet of the new compounds.
  • Optimization of processability in injection moulding and extrusion.

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Luis Roca

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