The aim is further to utilize the intrinsic mechanical properties and chemical characteristics for regenerated cellulose fibres,in the reinforcements. Surface modification of the fibres in order to achieve better interfacial adhesion will be done. The targeted composite applications are in automotive industry, building industry as well as the furniture and interior design industry, where there is a great interest for novel sustainable materials,which are based on biobased raw materials,and which can be recycled in a carbon dioxide neutral way.
The project goals are the following:
The project should have great relevancy for the Swedish pulp and paper industry, the composite manufacturing industry, as well as the end-users in automotive industry, building constructing industry and the furniture and interior design industry. For the textile industry the project results should also be especially important, as the cellulose based textile reinforcements would be a new product are in the technical textile segment.