European flax and hemp innovationsIn a fast-forward in the chronology of materials, it has taken only a decade to achieve some real results in the area of flax and hemp technical textiles, composites and semi-finished products.

From flax comes a broad range of innovative products that are contributing to the revival of a dynamic textile industry. Just five years ago, technical textiles represented only a quarter of that sector’s sales in France. Today, they account for 40%* of the total.

During that decade, along with its European scientific committee CSE, the CELC Technical Section supported initiatives for a supply chain in full working order, thanks to an open innovation strategy based on analysis and a field action plan.

Creating natural-fibre-based solutions, standardizing preforms for composite applications, making use of the expertise of its European Scientific Committee (CSE) to publish reference works, providing manufacturers and specifiers with individual and collective support, and more broadly, with the information they need: this is the CELC’s chosen mission.

The result has been a set of solutions that are adapted to new applications, as dictated by market imperatives. This new reality has provided the opportunity to demonstrate that flax and hemp fibres are not limited to the role of a substitute for fossil resources – they can offer the force of their twofold bonus in the form of their environmental performance, boosted by exclusive mechanical properties

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Unique flax and hemp advantages like low density and high mechanical properties have esta-blished these fibres in a broad range of sectors that seek eco-innovations. “

 

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Key to progress: a collaborative approach and open research 

CELC European Scientific CommitteeThe research initiatives furthered by the CELC Technical Section have always converged around practical industrialisation solutions.

By setting up a European Scientific Committee in 2009, it gave priority to open innovation and guaranteed the technical and scientific relevance of its activities through cooperation within an expert network.

The impartial professionalism of the Committee’s team of ten experts in basic and applied research and the scientific consultancy from the University of KU Leuven join forces to provide a technical and scientific service that is dedicated both to CELC members and to user manufacturers, under a convention established in 2009

From flax comes a broad range of innovative products that are contributing to the revival of a dynamic textile industry. Just five years ago, technical textiles represented only a quarter of that sector’s sales in France. Today, they account for 40%* of the total.

Read more about 8 pioneers in the European Flax & Hemp Supply Chain in our next article.

 

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