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.
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:
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.
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