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  • 17-Nov-2011 08:19 EST

The Utilization of Flax Fiber Reinforcement in Polypropylene Compounds

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Polypropylene is typically reinforced with commodities that are non renewable and require a great deal of energy to produce. The marketplace needs a reinforcement that can offer beneficial physical properties, such as impact, while being attained from a renewable green source. Compounding flax fiber, which is traditionally an agricultural waste product burned by farmers, with polypropylene yields physical properties similar to traditional glass filled polypropylene. This combination should lead to cost saving opportunities while not sacrificing part performance.

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James Preston, Rhetech Inc.

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