Green is the New Black: Natural Fibers & Bio-Based Polymers for Bio-composites

This session focuses on novel composite materials based on renewable resources as well as negative emission technologies/materials

Composite materials based on natural resources are increasingly utilized as these products significantly offset the use of fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in comparison with conventional composite materials. However, the inclusion of natural fibers and bio-based polymers introduces several challenges, such as excess water absorption and low thermal properties, which need to be overcome to produce materials with comparable properties to the conventional composite materials.

- Dr Wridzer BAKKER, CEO - Plantics B.V.
- Mr Karim BEHLOULI, Managing Director - Eco-technilin
- Mr Tom CLAESSEN, Business Development Humins - Avantium Renewable Polymers BV
- Dr Burcu KARACA UGURAL, Co-Founder & CTO - BPREG
- Mr Marc THOMETSCHEK, CEO - Beologic NV
- Mr Adam THOMSON, Director - Vehicle Concepts & Body Engineering - Volta Trucks

- Prof Ignaas VERPOEST, Emeritus Professor - Composite Materials Group , KU Leuven

JEC Group is a non-profit organization entirely dedicated to promoting composite materials and fostering their applications globally. Publisher of the JEC Composites Magazine, the industry's reference magazine, JEC organizes several events around the world, including JEC World, the leading international exhibition dedicated to composites and their applications, which takes place annually in Paris. JEC media, events and digital channels connect a global community of professionals from the composites industry and beyond, to enable knowledge transfer, create networking opportunities, and highlight innovation.
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