The emerging era of visionary composites by plant-grown matrix and reinforcing fibres: the cellular adhesion

Mikko Kanerva, Olli Orell, Jarmo Laakso, Alexandros Prapavesis, Aart Willem Van Vuure, Vladimir Yudin, Ari Pekka Mähönen, Yrjö Helariutta

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The truly sustainable future with engineering materials will require completely new ways of creating materials. A significant part of emissions and energy consumption originates due to the processing of materials for various products, especially in the case of advanced composites. The more circular economy and recycling is to be applied, the more emphasis must be put on the processing of materials. In nature, the ‘processes’ of synthesis and material circulation are completely sustainable. This work includes actual field trials that were started during the year 2018 – aiming to the studies about the generation of fibre-reinforced visionary composites with the help of natural adhesion and cellular growth in pine trees.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20 th European Conference on Composite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationComposites meet sustainability
EditorsAnastasios P. Vassilopoulos, Véronique Michaud
Place of PublicationLausanne
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-9701614-0-0
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
EventEuropean Conference on Composite Materials - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 26 Jun 202230 Jun 2022


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Composite Materials


  • adhesion
  • cellular tissue
  • wooden structures
  • fibre-reinforced material


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