The only way for vehicles to meet CO2 emissions targets is to lose weight. To achive that it is required to introduce new materials like fiber-reinforced plastics. The exceptionally strength component feels very light in the hand.
MESHINING Engineering has been developing lightweight products made out of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) for a variety of structural components. Two types of composite materials are used: carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) and glass fiber-reinforced plastics (GRP).
MESHINING Engineering Ltd. according to experience of design and production of convetional carbon- and glass-fiber-reinforced polymers developed new bio-composite, which consists of natural flax fibers as reinforcement and 100% bio matrix resin called Polylactid, PLA. These bio-composites are biodegradable and have very prosperous mechanical properties as well as competitive strength-to-weight ratio comparing to GFRP and CFRP. Furthermore due to the application of natural raw materials the bio-composites have environment friendly production process and recycling technology.