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Green is the New Black: Natural Fibers & Bio-Based Polymers for Bio-composites

25 Apr 2023
Agora 5
Composite materials based on natural resources are increasingly utilized as these products significantly offset the use of fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in comparison with conventional composite materials. However, the inclusion of natural fibers and bio-based polymers introduces several challenges, such as excess water absorption and low thermal properties, which need to be overcome to produce materials with comparable properties to the conventional composite materials.
This session  will focus on novel composite materials based on renewable resources as well as negative emission technologies/materials, in order to present innovations in this field and jointly advance the topic together as composites industry.
Speakers
Mr Karim BEHLOULI, Managing director - Eco-technilin
Mr Tom CLAESSEN, Business Development Humins - Avantium Renewable Polymers BV
Dr Burcu KARACA UGURAL, Co-Founder & CTO - BPREG
Mr Marc THOMETSCHEK, CEO - Beologic NV
Mr Adam THOMSON, Director - Vehicle Concepts & Body Engineering - Volta Trucks
Moderator
Ignaas VERPOEST
Prof Ignaas VERPOEST, Emeritus Professor - Composite Materials Group , KU Leuven

Session Type

Conference
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