November 26, 2022

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Porcher Industries is launching a new range of flax fiber-based thermoplastic composite materials for the automotive industry

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Porcher Industries is announcing the start of a new array of automotive marketplace-quality thermoplastic composite stiffeners made mostly of flax fibers developed, picked, mixed, and woven in France. These merchandise will be offered as textiles that can be thermo-compressed and injection molded.

This new environmentally mindful vary is the solution to rising automotive designer needs for composite components that are concurrently modern, eye-catching, long lasting, and quickly recognizable as pure. That’s accurately what Porcher Industries has performed with this vary and its subtly clear flax fibers. It is generally built for dashboards, decorative components on automobile doorway interiors, and more usually for car or truck cabins. The alternatives are built nearly infinite by combining various inputs, these as flax thread thickness, mixing with thermoplastic resin thread, flax dying, weave form, and surface area finishing.

This new array provides performances that react specially very well to automotive designer anticipations: very low body weight, small cost, superior effect resistance, acoustic absorption, simpler recycling, and diminished environmental impact. The latter is diminished as considerably as feasible many thanks to a absolutely French generation system. The technical flax thread is grown, harvested and selected in France, and it is blended with thermoplastic filaments by our husband or wife cooperative, Terre de Lin. Porcher Industries is accountable for the armor’s style, weaving and finishing procedures. One more advantage is that flax is 100% recyclable at the end of its lifetime cycle, and its 100% French sourcing is guaranteed by traceability. The a few kinds of out there thermoplastic filaments are recyclable PP, as nicely as biosourced PLA and PA11.