The main objective of the FiberComp project is to develop the technology platform necessary for establishing production of the next generation of biocomposites with high performance in Norway.
FiberComp aims to build on the extensive knowledge of wood fibres and polymer technology present in the consortium members to create green, bio-based composite products with a much-improved functionality, compared to the existing products on the international market. Both wood fibres and microfibrillated materials will be utilized as reinforcement components in biocomposites. The FiberComp project will form the basis for establishing a close cooperation between complementary R&D groups and Norwegian industry, which will enable the development of the processing technology for production of biocomposite products in Norway.
Project title: FIBERCOMP
Project owner: Norske Skog
Project coordinator: PFI (Paper and Fiber Research Institute)
Project duration: 2015–2017
Project partners: Norske Skog Saugbrugs, PFI (Paper and Fiber Research Institute), Pipelife AS, Plasto AS, Mjøselement AS, Plastal AS and Nasjonalt Senter for komposittkompetanse. The R&D partners are Norner Research AS and Gjøvik University College.