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Member of the competitiveness cluster Industries and Agro-Ressources

Fibres Recherche Développement - FRD

Technopole de l'Aube en Champagne - Hôtel de Bureaux 2 - BP 601
10901 TROYES

Description :
FRD® is an R&D competence centre and engineering platform for industrial projects that facilitates the emergence and development of new valorisations of vegetable fibres in materials.

Situated in the heart of the worldwide competitiveness cluster “Industries & Agro-Resources”, FRD® has become a reference in the vegetable fibres based materials.

FRD® has been created at the behest of vegetable fibre producers and major operators in the French farming industry, masters all of the procedures for making and using vegetable fibres, from plant to material.

FRD® integrates and follows the R&D actions of its customers and partners so as to answer their industrial needs by associating innovation and technology transfer.
FRD®’s activity ranges from the provision of a service to joint registration for research programmes:

•Project management, financial engineering
•Technical fibres supply and availability check
•Agromaterial conception and development
•Technology transfer
•Life cycle analysis
•Economic feasibility study
Professional from building, transport, or sports and leisure industries: we follow your request for innovation and supply you with the most timely solutions: respect for the environment, product performance, material functionality.

Business sector
Insulation, Concrete, Composites

Last update 06/02/2018
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12 products proposed by this supplier
  • Biaxials 0°/90° in natural fibres

    The biaxial 0°/90° are generally fabrics composed of a regular assembly of flax or hemp yarns arranged perpendicularly in a specific arrangement called pattern. Structure provides good mechanical performance in both directions 0° and 90°.

  • FIBRA, fiber reinforcements for thermoset composit

    FIBRA is a range of fibers between 2 and 20 mm, flax or hemp, for the reinforced thermoset and thermoplastic composites.


    FTECH is a range of hemp or flax fibres available with length between 20 and 150 mm, and available with different fineness. Other species are available upon request (sisal, jute…).

  • GREEN, plant fractions

    GREEN is a range of plant fractions, for the load or the reinforcement of thermoplastic composites. This range is suitable for injection and extrusion processes.

  • Multiaxials +45°/-45° natural fibres

    Multiaxials consist of unidirectionals fibres of flax or hemp superposed in two or more directions (45°, -45°) and then linked by inter-layer stitching which can be cotton.

  • NATHERM, plant fractions, thermal insulation

    NATHERM-F is a line of fiber, flax or hemp, for the sound and heat insulation materials.
    NATHERM-G is a range of aggregates made ​​of flax, hemp, wood and miscanthus, formulated for spray processing techniques.

  • Natural fibres based compounds

    Formulated from polymers of wide diffusion such as PE, PP and PVC, the compounds are reinforced with 20% to 50% fiber or powder from flax, hemp, miscanthus and wood.

  • Nonwoven natural fibres

    Nonwovens are made of a fleece or a mat of fibers arranged randomly linked by mechanical, chemical or pneumatic action. This arrangement of fibres provides isotropic mechanical performance to materials incorporating nonwovens.

  • Technical fabrics and unidirectionnals

    Fabrics structures determine their mechanical performances in the two directions: 0° and 90°. Unidirectionals are suitable for end-uses where mechanical stresses are applied in one major direction.

  • Unidirectional natural fibres: 0° to 90°

    The unidirectionals are suitable for applications requiring performance applied preferentially in one direction. The layers of fibers, rovings or aligned yarns of flax are bonded together by an binder or by woven perpendicularly yarns.

  • Yarn and rovings of natural fibres

    Rovings and yarns are linear assemblies of aligned fibers, linked by a torsion more or less important for the cohesion of the whole from flax or hemp fibers.


    μFIBRA and µGREEN are ranges of micronized flours made from plant-based fibres and aggregates intended for the plastics industry as a filler or reinforcement.

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