The development platform for plant-fibre-based biomaterial projects
The development platform for plant-fibre-based biomaterial projects

Analysis and quality check

The characterization of plant fractions and the resulting materials is an essential point both within a framework of research and development and quality monitoring of products. FRD has acquired the necessary know-how and equipment for the analysis of fibers, aggregates, semi-finished products and composite materials

Analysis

Plant fractions

Straw

  • Efficiency fibers / sheaves
  • Moisture content and absorption capability (static and dynamic)
  • Chemical composition
  • pH
  • Microscopy analysis
  • Morphology
  • Color

Fiber and filler

  • Tensile properties
    • Elementary fibers
    • Fiber bundles
  • Morphology
  • Length
  • Fineness:
    • Linear density
    • Average diameter
  • Tentering potential
  • Cleanliness:
    • Dust content
    • Shives content
  • Moisture content
  • Chemical composition
  • Color

Aggregate

  • Granulometry and morphology
  • Density (apparent and tapped)
  • Cleanliness:
    • Dust content
    • Fiber content
  • Moisture content
  • Moisture content and absorption capability (static and dynamic)
  • Chemical composition
  • Thermal conductivity
  • pH
  • Color

Materials

Composite

  • Tensile properties
  • Flexural properties (3 points)
  • Impregnated Fibre Bundle Test (IFBT)

Reinforcement

  • Areal weight
  • Tensile properties
  • Water repellant / Spraytest
  • Moisture content

Insulation wool and concrete

  • Thermal conductivity

Mastering performances during industrial process

FRD supports manufacturers and biomass producers in the implementation and optimization of an on-line quality control system. In this way FRD offers:

  • « Quality control » audit: check your quality management system to improve its performances:
    • If you need to be in accordance with new specifications
    • If you have to enhance consistency of your products performances
  • Support to quality management system implementation dedicated to a new market: process, tool, training and team coaching…

Contact

Clément NOUVION

Biobased materials and analysis engineer

Tel: +33 (0)7 76 14 14 38

Mail: clement.nouvion@f-r-d.fr

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