NFC Assessment Tool
You are manufacturing or using GRP components for your products? Find out what you could gain by switching to Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites (NFC).
Filling out the below survey will take you no more than 5 minutes. Only fill out what you feel comfortable sharing. Any data you are sharing will, of course, be treated confidentially.
Based on your input data we will prepare an individual assessment for you. The assessment will provide you with a list of suitable materials as well as their expected impact on production costs, CO2 savings as well as material inherent functional benefits.
Out of the following statements, which one is the most important objective to you?
I want to reduce purchase/ manufacturing costs.
I want to make my product more sustainable/ improve its Life Cycle Assesment (LCA).
I want to enhance functionality and characteristics of my product (e.g.: weight, feel, aesthetics).
What is your role in the supply chain?
I am a supplier of GRP/ CRP/ NFC components.
I use GRP/ CRP/ NFC components for my products. The components are manufactured by a third party.
What Production Technique are you/ your supplier currently using? (multiple answers possible)
Hand Lay up
Stich & Glue (e.g.: of panels)
Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)
Reinforced Reaction Injection Molding
What kind of product development services would you consider to outsource to a third party? (multiple answers are possible)
Selecting suitable materials and testing of samples
CAD Construction (3D Model and drawings)
FEM Simulation (Structure optimization and laminate plan design)
CFD Simulation and Design Optimization
Life Cycle Assesment (optimizing design for maximum reduction of CO2)
Development of Prototypes
Production of NFC Components
What is your current manufacturing/ purchasing cost per m² and/ or Kg composite (use variable which is more suitable for you)?
below 20 €
Above 120 €
below 20 €
Above 120 €
What is your current weight/ m² composite?
below 4 Kg/ m²
4 - 6 Kg/ m²
6-8 Kg/ m²
8 -10 Kg/ m²
Above 10 Kg/ m²
What kind of Reinforcement Fibers do you currently use? (multiple answers possible)
Aramid Fibers (Polyaramids)
What kind of Fibers are you using? (multiple answers are possible)
Woven, Stitched, Braided & 3-D Fabrics
Multi-End and Single-End Rovings
Mats & Veils
What kind of Resin System do you currently use? (multiple answers are possible)
What kind of Core Material do you currently use? (multiple answers are possible)
PVC or other synthetic (non recycled) Foam
What is your target CO2 reduction over the course of the next 5 years?
How do you want to be contacted? Please enter your contact information (Email, Phone or Postal address).
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