Dubbed the Prairie Agricultural Fibre Characterization Industrial Technology (FibreCITY) initiative, this facility includes equipment such as a pilot scale decortication (fibre separation) line and material sectioning equipment for processing and preparing samples of biofibres
and biocomposites, along with various analytical instruments for mechanical and chemical property evaluation and high magnification imaging.
, biodegradable polymers and biocomposites: An overview, Macromol.
The bioresins, biofibres
and biocomposites will be made from Canadian non-food biomass (such as wood, lignin, grain husks, flax and hemp stems) and these will be rendered manufacturers sustainable and durable green products to use in next-generation automobiles and building materials.
Life cycle assessment of biofibres
replacing glass fibres as reinforcement in plastics.
, biodegradable polymers and composites: An overview.
The crops are then taken by the BioFibres
processing plant in Caernarfon and turned into bio-degradable mulch matting or hanging basket liners.
& Engineered Pulps for High Performance Bioplastics & Biocomposites
and biocomposities In: Carbohidrates polimers 71 343-364.