BADINERES, France — April 25, 2023 — A pioneer in technical textiles and high-performance thermoplastic composites, Porcher Industries strengthens its partnership with Terre de Lin, the global leader in flax fiber production, based in Normandy (France). This non-exclusive technical and commercial cooperation aims to develop sales of flax fiber based reinforcements for thermoplastic composites implemented by thermocompression.
The new POLYPREG FLAX/TP thermoplastic composite reinforcements woven by Porcher Industries from these flax rovings, combined with the chemical expertise of Porcher Industries, constitute lightweight bio-reinforcements for making parts with a semi-structural appearance by ultra-fast thermocompression with infinite visual appearances.
TDL Technique, a subsidiary of Terre de Lin, is currently developing flax/thermoplastic rovings, aiming to bring increased productivity to the use of flax fiber in composites and better manage the end of life for recycling.
This environmentally conscious range is the answer to increasing designer demands for composite parts that are simultaneously modern, attractive, durable, and immediately recognizable as natural. By developing this type of solution, Porcher Industries wishes to contribute positively in the fields of 3 of its clients in the context of their GHG (greenhouse gas) evaluation. That’s what Porcher Industries has done with POLYPREG FLAX/TP and its subtly apparent flax fibers.
Pascal Joubert des Ouches, marketing director of Porcher Industries stated: “This partnership allows Porcher Industries to guarantee very large volumes for top vehicle and aeronautics suppliers, as well as sports brands seeking this high performance thermoplastic material with a lower environmental impact and which is easily recyclable”.
Posted: April 25, 2023
Source: Porcher Industries