Natural Reinforcement Fabrics for Sustainable Composites.
GREENBOATS FABRICS are reinforced textiles based on natural raw materials such as flax fibers, specially developed for fibre reinforced polymer composite applications. The fabric can be used with a variety of resins for vacuum infusion, resin transfer molding (RTM), compression molding, prepreg, and more.
GREENBOATS FABRICS offer high performance and ease of processing but have a significantly lower environmental impact compared to synthetic fibers. The Fibres we are using are grown in France and Belgium. Production of Flax has a negative impact on global warming due to the CO2 sequestration during its growth.
GREENBOATS FABRICS use high-quality twist-free flax fibre rowings to ensure a high level of fibre orientation and associated performance. The fabrics are suitable for a wide range of structural and semi-structural applications in industries such as automotive, construction, marine, sports, and consumer goods.
The optimal choice of fabrics is determined by the requirements of your projects. Our Engineering Team is glad to assist you in the process.
We use a variety of Fabrics in our production. Below are the fabrics we use most often and therefore
also usually have on stock. Please get in touch for additional information. Next to Fabrics we also offer ready-to-use Sandwich Panels as well as Custom Components (see images below).
(More) Sustainable Core Materials
The selected combination of fabrics is processed into laminated Skins. Depending on the requirements of the application, the laminated can be combined with a core, to create a sandwich composite.
For the Supply Chain of our Fabrics, the below data reflects all currently available information. We are in close exchange with our suppliers and regularly review and if necessary update the information.
The main impact of the transformation of the agricultural products into technical fabrics lies in the manufacturing of the roving, which requires water and energy. Overall, the environmental impact of producing flax reinforcements is approx. 70% lower than that of manufacturing equivalent glass reinforcements. This is reflected in the GWP Value: it is 0,48kg CO2e for a Kg of Flax fabrics compared to 2,9kg CO2e for a Kg of glass fabric.