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Thursday, June 3 • 10:30 - 11:00
“Flax and Hemp Fiber Composites, a Market Reality_The Biobased Solutions for the Industry”

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Green efficiency European flax & hemp fibres: advanced natural materials for the composite industry.
As renewable European resources, flax and hemp fibers have become the champions of a bio-economy. Their exceptional and reliable mechanical properties are more than ever in harmony with sustainable innovation. Several commercial products will be presented and analysed in terms of composition, manufacturing and performance. It will be demonstrated how flax and hemp fibers and solutions meet manufacturer expectations in terms of performance, and anticipate demands for sustainable development from consumers who are becoming more and more aware on such issues.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Ignaas VERPOEST

Chairman of the European Scientific Committee of CELC, CELC
Prof. em. Ignaas VERPOEST obtained a PhD-degree (1982) in Materials Engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), and became there a full professor in 1990. During more then 30 years, he was guiding the Composite Materials Group, working on many aspects of composite... Read More →
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Gilles KOOLEN

Committee member, CELC
Ing. Gilles KOOLEN obtained a Master in Chemical Engineering Technology from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2017. He was awarded funding by the H2020 Ssuchy project and is currently working as a PhD researcher at the KU Leuven Department of Materials Engineering. His research mainly focuses... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 10:30 - 11:00 CEST
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)