Porcher Industries is launching a new range of flax fiber-based thermoplastic composite materials for the automotive industry

Porcher Industries is announcing the launch of a new variety of automotive industry-quality thermoplastic composite stiffeners built mainly of flax fibers grown, picked, blended, and woven in France. These products and solutions will be bought as textiles that can be thermo-compressed and injection molded.

This new environmentally aware vary is the solution to rising automotive designer requires for composite components that are simultaneously fashionable, beautiful, durable, and right away recognizable as all-natural. Which is accurately what Porcher Industries has performed with this variety and its subtly obvious flax fibers. It is primarily made for dashboards, attractive elements on motor vehicle door interiors, and additional normally for automobile cabins. The possibilities are manufactured nearly infinite by combining various inputs, such as flax thread thickness, mixing with thermoplastic resin thread, flax dying, weave form, and surface finishing.

This new assortment supplies performances that respond specifically properly to automotive designer expectations: minimal pounds, very low price, significant affect resistance, acoustic absorption, less difficult recycling, and minimized environmental effect. The latter is lowered as much as achievable many thanks to a totally French creation process. The technical flax thread is developed, harvested and picked in France, and it is blended with thermoplastic filaments by our companion cooperative, Terre de Lin. Porcher Industries is accountable for the armor’s layout, weaving and ending procedures. A different gain is that flax is 100% recyclable at the close of its daily life cycle, and its 100% French sourcing is confirmed by traceability. The 3 sorts of available thermoplastic filaments are recyclable PP, as very well as biosourced PLA and PA11.