In addition to its biofibre insulation, TTS’ unique nonwoven biofibre mat line is capable of producing over 100 distinct biofibre mat products with area weight of 200g/m2 to 3500g/m2, including weed control fabrics and other geotextiles, air, liquid and gas filters, noise absorbents, a wide variety of automotive parts, click here for pictures furniture and building applications. Here are some application examples of biofibre mat in compression molding, resin infussion, vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM), light resin transfer moulding (LRTM), landscaping and plant breeding(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlQaGNlRhQI).
TTS currently produce consistent, high-quality samples of biofibre mat products on a small-scale production line located at our lab in Edmonton, Alberta, including thermoset and thermoplastic mats for thermal compression moulding, bast fibre mats(hemp, flax) for resin infussion moulding and geotextiles for landscaping and plant breeding.
TTS is also in the process of building a commercial-scale biofibre mat plant in Drayton Valley, Alberta, as part of Drayton Valley’s Bio-Mile initiative. The plant building construction has been completed. The plant will reach nameplate capacity of processing 50 tonnes per day of natural fibre materials, including aspen and SPF (spruce, pine and fir) wood residue, hemp and flax fibre, cereal straw and municipal fibre waste destined for landfills.
TTS’ nonwoven biofibre mat line is unique in North America. The production line has two components: a high-capacity DOA airlay system capable of forming nonwovens from a range of natural and synthetic fibres, and a unique back end customized and designed by TTS for short fibre processing. Although there are a number of similar lines operating in Europe using wood fibres to produce automotive composites and insulation, TTS’ line is extremely flexible and has the capability to produce a far wider range of nonwoven products.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 18:30