Bio Composite: SeaweedSòphia High Tech, Marcianise, Province of Caserta, Italy
Sòphia, having consolidated know-how on composite materials, which are at the forefront in the transport sector, has gained knowledge of BIO composites.
More attention to GREEN materials, with targets aimed at both low environmental impact materials to eco-sustainable processes.
The company promotes their application in the transport sector. Starting from a fibrous reinforcement in posidonia (Seaweed), hemp or flax coupled to a thermoplastic matrix has succeeded in producing a retardant material of flame with high levels of thermo-acoustic performances. This material has attracted the interest of the construction industry, especially in the “green building”.
Through the National Operational Program, sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development, the company will finance part of the research for the development of a sandwich panel with high performance, for civil applications.Also the marine industry has shown interest to the use of this particular thermo-acoustic insulating material which is also naturally fire retardant, without the addition of additives.