Biotex-Flax

Natural Fibre Reinforcements

Biotex flax reinforcements - a lightweight, sustainable alternative to synthetic fibres.

Biotex flax employs unique twistless and low-twist technologies to promote the wetting-out of the natural fibres with resin during moulding. This results in biocomposites with superior processability and performance.

 

Characteristics

  • Low weight – flax fibres have a typical density of 1,400 kg/m³; this compares favourably with glass fibres (2,500 kg/m³) and carbon fibres (1,800 kg/m³)
  • Inherently vibration damping
  • Low environmental impact
  • Natural aesthetics

 

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Processing

Biotex is suitable for standard composite processes including hand lay-up, vacuum infusion, resin transfer moulding and prepregging.

 

Applications

Biotex is typically used for semi-structural and decorative components in applications such as sporting goods, consumer goods and automotive interiors.

 

Biotex is a registered trademark of Composites Evolution Limited.

 

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