To guide its own strategy for innovation and development, FRD has developed strong study capabilities and a knowledge of the application markets, specifications, value development technologies, and available resources connected with the use of plant fibres. In this way, it has become a benchmark in the field in France.
Under the Sinfoni project, FRD coordinates the “Technical Plant Fibres for Materials” Observatory, which has just published its first statistical guide.
|Topics||Available studies under conditions||Year of publication|
|Markets||Statistical guide to the markets for technical plant fibres for use in materials in France (excluding wood), 32 p||2017|
|The challenges of upgrading non-silvicultural biomass into biosourced materials, 20 p., FRD in collaboration with Bio by Deloitte||2016|
|Insulation market: Study on the development potential for natural insulation materials (hemp and flax), 146 p.||2015|
|Concrete market: State of the art on concretes containing plant shives, 28 p.||2008|
|Hemp concretes: An overview of the state of knowledge on hemp concretes and mortars, 102 p.||2008|
|Composite market: Segmentation in the markets for composite materials, 45 p.||2009|
|Processes||Extraction processes: Taking stock of the performance of plant-fibre extraction processes, 73 p.||2009|
|Operational identification of industrial processes for controlled hemp retting for the new automotive and textile markets, 194 p.||2015|
|Converting miscanthus: Concept for a preparation platform for miscanthus, 115 p.||2013|
|Material performances||Secondary materials: Study on the value development potential for biomass-derived secondary materials in the fields of chemistry and biosourced materials, 70 p, FRD in collaboration with Tech2market and CVG||2016|
|Oilseeds and materials: Study on the potential to use oilseed coproducts in materials||2016|
|Miscanthus and materials: Study on the potential to use miscanthus in materials, 63 p.||2009|
|Fibre performance: The state of scientific knowledge on plant fibres, 89 p.||2008|
|Resources||European fibres: An assessment of the availability and accessibility of plant fibres for use in materials in France, 86 p||2011|
|Hemp resources: Study on potential hemp resources in France, 26 p.||2008|
|Exotic fibres: An assessment of exotic fibre resources for use in materials, 139 p.||2012|
|Environmental impact and end of life||LCA: A comparative life cycle analysis of automotive door panels that are either biosourced (PP/flax and hemp fibres) or petrochemical-based (ABS), FRD in collaboration with Quantis and Ecotechnilin||2017|
|LCA: Life cycle analysis of biosourced materials, 105 p.||2013|
|End of life (EOL): Identification of waste stocks and upgrade of EOL biosourced materials in France, 169 p., FRD in collaboration with Tech2market and Natureplast||2014|
All these studies are available in French and under conditions. Traduction of the documents in English is possible under conditions.
For more information, please contact Mr. Pierre Bono.
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