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To achieve the project aims, the consortium relies on cross-border and complementary skills. Our consortium covers the entire value chain, from agricultural fiber production to R&D and product marketing in sectors as diverse as automotive, marine and advertising. This mastery of the sector will allow to develop products perfectly adapted to the needs, qualitative and economically competitive.

FLOWER brings together 8 partners from the cross-border space, in France and England: 4 academic and 4 industry. FLOWER is led by UBS.

Industry

  • Teillage Vandecandelaère - Depestele Group - the leading private producer of linen in Europe
  • EcoTechnilin SAS - French leader in the supply of non-woven products based on natural fibers
  • Howa-Tramico - Technical foam manufacturer and a Tier 1 automotive supplier
  • Kairos - Design Office (specialist in the marine and POS sector)

Academic

 

 FLOWER Partners

 

Further details on the team are can be found on the FLOWER project website.

Latest news

Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2019

27 June 2019

Come visit us at our 'Timber Towers of Tomorrow' exhibit at The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019, London from the 1st to 7th July 2019 (10am to 6pm)

New insight into the structure of building blocks of plant biomass.

6 November 2018

In a paper recently published in Plant Physiology we investigate the structure and function of one of an important component of plant biomass – galactoglucomannan (GGM). The GGM is a polysaccharide, a polymer made from multiple sugar molecules joined together. It is one of the principal components of softwood, wood from...

FLOWER approved by the Interreg VA France (Channel) England Programme

15 June 2018

FLOWER aims to develop innovative flax fibre reinforcements for sustainable composites applications in the marine, automotive and point-of-sale advertising sectors

Professor Paul Dupree named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

7 December 2017

We are thrilled by the news that Professor Paul Dupree, our project Co-I has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher,with the Dupree group’s research among the top 1% most cited works in the field of plant and animal biology. Professor Dupree commented that: “ I’m very proud to be named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher...