The one day free workshop will take place on the 22 March 2011, hosted by the Institut of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants (INFMP) in Poznan, Poland.

NATEX (Natural Aligned Fibres and Textiles for Use in Structural Composites Applications) is a European R&D project which aims to develop aligned textiles from natural fibres that are suitable for use as high-strength reinforcing fabrics for composite components.

For the validation of the new materials and processes, 4 case studies will be developed, by designing specific parts used for structural applications in four industrial sectors: transport systems (automotive); energy systems (housing for solar and thermal panels); agricultural systems (tractors;) and shipbuilding (inside door).

NATEX partners

NATEX includes 17 partners from across Europe with various types of expertise in the bio-composites development chain. The project is coordinated by AIMPLAS in Spain.

NATEX is a collaborative project targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and is funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).