From the field to the composite

powerful by nature

An innovative fiber

with damping properties

Lineo

advanced flax Reinforcements

APPLICATIONS

LINEO provides new solutions for the use of natural flax fibers in composite applications.

Flax fibres bring new properties to composites parts. Flax is lighter than carbon and can decrease vibrations. For example, we have added flax in the following tennis raquet so as to increase the dampening properties of composite parts without losing mechanical performance:

The flax fibre can be considered as a complementary fibre to glass or carbon which can bring new properties to your parts and increase the quality of your final products.

Feel free to contact us so as to know if flax could bring interesting properties to your products.

Sport

Lineo’s products are widely used in the manufacturing of sporting goods made of epoxy resin and carbon/glass fibres :

  • Tennis, squash or badminton racquets
  • Bike frames and accessories,
  • Paddles
  • Fishing rods
  • Baseball bats
  • Hockey sticks
  • Golf shafts
  • Helmets

One of the main Interest of flax is to bring vibration absorption functionality in composite design combined with the unique aesthetic aspect of natural fibres.

Business Case - TENNIS RACKET

Business Case - BiCYCLES

Automobile

Lineo wins JEC Europe 2015 Innovation Award

FlaxTape can be applied by automakers as a multi-position trunk load floor or a structural floor in the passenger compartment of a vehicle. The use of unidirectional long non–woven flax fibers as reinforcement allows a drastic weight reduction, the company says.

The Flaxpreg project, developed by Faurecia with PSA Peugeot-Citröen, Lineo and the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France) was started in 2011 with the aim of designing structural trim parts focusing on drastic weight reduction, the use of renewable resources and a process in line with automotive cycle times and material costs constraints meeting the requirements of automotive mass production.

Due to its very low density, FlaxTape offers improved mechanical properties allowing for a 35% weight reduction compared to traditional petro-based glass mat, polyurethane sandwich solutions.

Aeronautic

As part of the SIMBAA project funded by the French Defence Ministry, Lineo developed solution to fulfil self-extinguishing requirement for aeronautic applications.

Flame retardant FlaxTape™ and FlaxPreg are available on demand.

Business Case - FlaxPreg T-UD

Music

FlaxTape™ and FlaxPreg T-UD are suitable for musical instruments fabrication.

Lineo’s products allow high perfomance for all the stability of carbon fiber but the look, feel and sound of wood, due to the naturally vibration dampening of flax fiber.