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Project ID: G5ST-CT-2001-50111
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: Sweden

Flax fibre composites for solar panels and water accumulator tanks

PTC has made a lid for a water accumulator tank for solar panels by using biaxial plain weave flax fabric. The manufacture of the cover lid went very well and without problems. No processing differences and problems compared to glass fibre were observed, which emphasises the good permeability of the reinforcements. Weight reduction is 10-15 wt-%. Results were implemented in the production process of the whole water accumulator tank at PTC made by vacuum infusion. The drapeabililty was good for the flax fabrics, as the tank could be made with no greater difficulties.

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