Composites Evolution Ltd

A world-leading supplier of sustainable composite materials

Enhance Fire Performance

Enhance Fire Performance

Ecopreg has equivalent fire performance to phenolics

Improve Health & Safety

Improve Health & Safety

Ecopreg and Biotex give a safer working environment

Reduce Weight

Reduce Weight

Use Biotex to reduce the weight of your parts

Reduce Environmental Impact

Reduce Environmental Impact

Biotex and Ecopreg materials are sustainable and renewable

Improve Aesthetics

Improve Aesthetics

Biotex gives a natural look with similar performance to glass fibre

Increase Damping

Increase Damping

Biotex Flax improves the damping of carbon fibre parts

Reduce Costs

Reduce Costs

Biotex Flax in a carbon part reduces costs for the same performance

News

Details of Composites Evolution’s news stories can be found below. If you would like any further information about any of the releases, or high-resolution images for publication, please contact us.

Aligned Flax Tapes for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

Published: 25th February 2016

At the upcoming Advanced Engineering Show, Composites Evolution will be launching its new range of aligned Biotex Flax tapes, offering significantly improved performance compared to woven fabrics, at a lower cost.

CARBIO Project Develops Carbon/Flax Hybrid Automotive Roof

Published: 3rd November 2015

The CARBIO project has developed a carbon/flax hybrid automotive roof using Composite Evolution’s Biotex Flax material.

Composites Evolution Develops Carbon Flax Hybrid Solutions

Published: 3rd November 2015

Composites Evolution has developed a range of carbon flax hybrid materials offering a lower cost alternative to carbon fibre.

Hybrid Carbon-Biocomposite Automotive Structures at bio!CAR 2015

Published: 3rd November 2015

Composites Evolution presented “Hybrid Carbon-Biocomposite Automotive Structures with Reduced Weight, Cost, NVH and Environmental Impact” at the inaugural bio!CAR conference which took place on 24th and 25th September, 2015, alongside Composites Europe at the exhibition centre in Stuttgart, Germany.

Composites Evolution Launch New Highly Intuitive Responsive Website

Published: 28th July 2015

Composites Evolution is pleased to announce the launch of its multi-device website; a comprehensive online guide to the use of its natural composites. The new website sees big changes to both the layout and aesthetics; all designed to help customers better understand how Composites Evolution can meet their needs based on application, product or process…

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Biotex Flax Used to Strengthen Sustainable Paddle Board for BIC Sport

Published: 10th March 2015

BIC Sport has used Biotex Flax to develop the ‘Earth SUP’ range of paddle boards, with sizes from 3m – 4.2m. Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC Pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for water sports and expertise in manufacturing. BIC has a desire to implement sustainable manufacturing processes…

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Composites Evolution to Display Ecopreg Products for Mass Transport

Published: 3rd March 2015

Composites Evolution will display a range of Ecopreg products designed for the mass transport industry at JEC Europe 2015. Ecopreg Glass/PFA is a sustainable, fire-safe prepreg material that provides a greener alternative to conventional phenolic prepregs. Their key innovation is the use of a 100% bio-based polyfurfuryl alcohol (PFA) resin system. PFA resins have similar…

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Biotex Flax Used to Improve Impact Performance for Bamboo Bike

Published: 25th February 2015

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax has been used by Guapa Cycles to improve the impact performance of its ‘Urban One’ Bamboo bicycle. UK-based Guapa Cycles designs and engineers wood composite bicycles by using technology proven to excel in the harsh conditions experienced in surf and snow sports. Whilst researching alternatives to carbon for use in its…

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Lake Constance canoe using Biotex Flax

Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

Published: 28th August 2014

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax materials have been used successfully by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance in its “Felicity” freestyle canoe. Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax materials have been used successfully by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance in its “Felicity” freestyle canoe. The Biotex range of natural reinforcements provide a sustainable alternative to high-performance materials such as…

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Composites Evolution Announce New Worldwide Distributors

Published: 28th August 2014

Composites Evolution is thrilled to announce that Velox, Colan and Scabro will be distributing its Biotex reinforcement range across their respective territories. Composites Evolution is thrilled to announce that Velox, Colan and Scabro will be distributing its Biotex reinforcement range across their respective territories. Composites Evolution’s Biotex reinforcement range is designed expressly for composite material…

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Biotex Flax Used to Create Sustainable Flax Fairing for Motorbikes

Published: 28th August 2014

C-Tech Composites has created flax fairing parts for motorbikes using Biotex Flax epoxy prepreg supplied by SHD Composites. C-Tech Composites, a UK-based producer and designer of motorcycle bodywork discovered Composites Evolution’s range of flax reinforcements during the Composites Engineering show in Birmingham, UK. Excited by the possibilities of the material, C-Tech discussed with staff at…

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Composites Evolution Welcomes Jacomp Oy as Distributor for Finland and Estonia

Published: 10th April 2014

Composites Evolution has joined forces with Jacomp Oy to offer its Biotex range across Finland and Estonia. With over 10 years’ experience of composite design and development, Jacomp Oy imports high-quality products from carefully selected suppliers for many fields of industry, ranging from composites to rapid prototyping. Working with its providers it offers technical support…

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Easy Composites to Distribute Composites Evolution’s Biotex Reinforcement Materials

Published: 3rd March 2014

Composites Evolution has teamed up with Easy Composites to provide fast distribution of its Biotex Flax and Biotex Jute natural fibre reinforcement materials. Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax and Biotex Jute materials are used to reduce weight, enhance aesthetics and improve the sustainability of composite components, compared to glass fibre. Easy Composites has grown quickly to…

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Blades for Rooftop Wind Turbine manufactured from Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax

Published: 3rd March 2014

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax has been used to manufacture natural fibre reinforced blades for a rooftop wind turbine at the University of Stuttgart. The blades were conceived, designed and manufactured by the SWE (Endowed Chair of Wind Energy) at the University, the team having found that Biotex Flax reinforcement’s unique twistless technology gave them the…

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Biotex Flax/PLA Materials Used in 100% Biodegradable Furniture

Published: 22nd January 2014

Composites Evolution’s Biotex commingled Flax/PLA materials have been chosen by a furniture designer from Sheffield Hallam University to develop novel biodegradable furniture. Roger Bateman, Senior Lecturer in Design at Sheffield Hallam University, spent a year working with student Matt Harding on the BioFurniture project. The project, in collaboration with NetComposites in Chesterfield, started as a…

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Composites Evolution to Exhibit Ecopreg PFA at Composites Engineering 2013

Published: 8th November 2013

Composites Evolution will showcase its Ecopreg PFA biocomposite prepreg at the Composites Engineering show, which takes place on 12-13 November at the NEC Birmingham, UK. The range, which includes both glass/PFA and flax/PFA bioresin prepregs, is based on aligned fabrics, and is the result of over four years’ extensive research and development. PFA (Polyfurfuryl Alcohol)…

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Composites Evolution to Exhibit Low-Cost Biotex Jute Fabrics at Composites Engineering 2013

Published: 14th October 2013

Composites Evolution will showcase its Biotex Jute reinforcement range at the Composites Engineering show, which takes place on 12-13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. The range, initially comprising of plain weave and 2×2 twill in weights from 300-600g/m2, offers the benefits of premium natural fibres such as flax – including a favourable stiffness-to-weight ratio…

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Composites Evolution to Showcase Recent Material Developments at JEC Europe 2013

Published: 21st February 2013

Composites Evolution will be showcasing its latest Biotex flax fibre developments at JEC Europe 2013, 12th – 14th March 2013, at Porte de Versailles, Paris, France (stand B13). Composites Evolution is a supplier of innovative, sustainable materials to the composites industry, including fibre reinforcements, resins and intermediates based on natural, bio-derived, recycled and recyclable feedstocks….

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Composites Evolution to Showcase Biocomposite Snowboard at Composites Engineering 2012

Published: 23rd October 2012

Composites Evolution will be showcasing the latest application of Biotex flax fibre, a snowboard designed and developed by Magine Snowboards, in the NetComposites Product Display Area at the Composites Engineering Show, 7th – 8th November 2012, on stand 346 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK The snowboard consists of a wooden laminate core, sandwiched between two…

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Magine Develop Biocomposite Snowboard Using Biotex Flax Fabric

Published: 20th March 2012

Magine Snowboards and Skis have developed a biocomposite snowboard using Composites Evolution’s Biotex flax fabric. The novel construction includes a wooden laminate core, sandwiched between two layers of Biotex flax fabric, and a top and bottom plastic layer, all bonded together using an eco-epoxy resin system. Magine, who are based in Newfoundland, Canada, were looking…

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Amber Composites Offers Prepreg Made from Natural Flax Fiber New Prepreg Uses Biotex Fabric From Composites Evolution

Published: 7th March 2012

Langley Mill, UK. (March 5, 2012) – Amber Composites announced that prepreg with fabric made from sustainably-sourced woven flax is now available. The flax fabric, made by Composites Evolution, provides the high performance and easy processing normally associated with glass fiber composites but with lower weight and environmental impact. In addition, improved damping characteristics make…

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Biocomposite Canoe to be Showcased at Composites Engineering 2011

Published: 2nd November 2011

An all natural composite canoe designed and manufactured in the UK using flax fibre and a linseed oil based resin will be showcased at the upcoming Composites Engineering Show. The canoe has been built by Flaxland and is made from a flax fabric (Biotex Flax 4×4 Hopsack) supplied by Composites Evolution and a UV cured…

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High Performance Flax/PP Tape Woven Fabric Developed by Oxeon Using Composites Evolution’s Biotex Aligned Tapes

Published: 22nd September 2011

Oxeon have carried out trials on Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax/PP in order to develop a new range of environmentally sustainable, lightweight tape woven fabrics. Oxeon originally contacted Composites Evolution about the project as they were looking for aligned natural fibre-based tapes in order to develop a new range of environmentally sustainable, lightweight tape woven fabrics….

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High-Performance Flax/PLA Biocomposites to be Demonstrated at JEC 2011

Published: 28th March 2011

Composites Evolution will be displaying their extensive range of Biotex twistless flax materials on stand D76 at JEC 2011, and RocTool will be running live moulding demonstrations of Biotex Flax/PLA high-performance biocomposite throughout the show using their innovative induction heating technologies. Biotex Flax/PLA is a 100% bio-derived and compostable composite with good mechanical performance and…

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High-Performance Non-Crimp Twistless Flax Fabrics Launched at Composites Europe 2010

Published: 10th September 2010

NetComposites will be displaying the extended range of Biotex twistless flax materials at Composites Europe 2010, including a new +/- 45° biaxial fabric. The materials use a unique Twistless Technology to provide high levels of performance and processability normally associated with glass reinforced materials. Biotex Commingled Flax/PP, Biotex Commingled Flax/PLA and Biotex Flax yarns, fabrics…

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High-Performance Twistless Flax Materials Launched at Composites Europe

Published: 27th October 2009

Biotex launches at Composites Europe, Stand C2/D02 A new family of materials, Biotex Commingled Flax/PP, Biotex Commingled Flax/PLA and Biotex Flax yarns, fabrics and preconsolidated sheets will be launched at Composites Europe in Stuttgart. The materials use a unique Twistless Technology to provide high levels of performance and processability normally associated with glass reinforced materials….

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