High Performance, Economical & Sustainable Biocomposite Building Materials

NetComposites Ltd

NetComposites develops and commercialises new composite materials. The company is active in applied research, development and consultancy and has a strong presence in web-based information, all in the field of composite materials.

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3XN

3XN was founded as Nielsen, Nielsen and Nielsen in Aarhus in 1986 by the architects Kim Herforth Nielsen, Lars Frank Nielsen (partner until 2002) and Hans Peter Svendler Nielsen (partner until 1992).

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Acciona Infraestructures

ACCIONA Infraestructuras is a leading European construction company developing and managing buildings and civil infrastructures under the sustainability principles. It has an international presence in more than 30 countries and its total turnover in 2006 was 3.6 billion, employing 14,000 people.

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Transfurans Chemicals BVBA

For the past 35 years TransFurans Chemicals have been producing furan chemicals from renewable raw materials.

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Arup GmbH

Arup GmbH is part of the global engineering network of Arup, one of the biggest engineering firms with over 10,000 employees worldwide.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Research in polymer matrix composites in the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM) of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven was started in 1982. During the first, exploratory years, many different research topics were covered, mainly related to the mechanical behaviour of composites.

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Amorim Cork Composites SA

With basis on the traditional European Cork industry, Amorim Cork Composites (ACC) SA has been a leader company on innovative applications using cork, inside the Amorim Group.

Institut fuer Verbundwerkstoffe GmBH

The Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW) is a non-profit research institute, exploring and advancing applications and potential applications of composite materials, based on polymer matrix systems.

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek – TNO

TNO is the largest fully independent Research, Development and Consultancy organisation in the Netherlands with a staff of over 4,500 and a total annual turnover of circa 500 million Euro.

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Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil

The Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil – LNEC (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering) is a state owned research and development (R&D) institution founded in 1946. LNEC carries out research activities in the fields as follows: public works, housing, town planning, environment, water resources, estuaries, coastal areas, transportation and communication networks, materials industry, building components and other products.

SHR BV

SHR is an independent research institute, that makes high-grade technological and scientific knowledge available to companies and organisations that process, use or work with wood or wood-derived products and other building materials.

FIBER-TECH Construction GmBH

FIBER-TECH was founded in 1989. During the year 2002 FIBER-TECH Construction GmbH was born. With approx. 30 employees has the company their activities in the field of designing, engineering and production of composite structures, mainly for the building industry.

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Exel Composites

Fibreforce Composites is part of the Exel Composites group, a leading international company specialized in composite technology, with a focus on pultrusion, pull-winding and continuous lamination, with manufacturing facilities in Finland, Germany, Belgium, Austria and the United Kingdom.

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 285689.