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Copeau, new wood-based composites for eyeglass frames

Copeau, new wood-based composites for eyeglass frames The COPEAU project, which stands for Composites and Adjustable Wooden Polymers, is a collaborative R&D project with two local SMEs that aims to develop new wood-based composite materials for the production of eyeglass frames.

Eyeglass frames made of wood-based composite materials

MB Production and Bois cintré du bocage, two local SMEs, have started a new research project with the LIMBHA research team to meet a need for innovation and development.

The objective is to create one or more innovative composite materials, based on or from wood, that can be used for the production of eyeglass frames.

The wood will be sourced from local resources, but preference will be given to recycled materials. The production method will favor perennial and sustainable management with a low carbon footprint.

This project started in January 2021 for a duration of two years and a total estimated cost of 150K€/year.

A project initiated in 2018 and which mobilized several actors

The birth of the project dates back to 2018 when MB Production collaborated with the ESB on the application of innovative design methods developed by Philippe Blanchard, teacher-researcher.

This first work led to the development of concepts and prototypes around new bio-based materials for its eyewear activity.

Thanks to the networking of Bois HD, the second phase of the project has integrated the company Bois Cintré du Bocage in order to consider the transfer of the concept to industrial production.



Copeau, new wood-based composites for eyeglass frames

Funding: Région des Pays de la Loire in the framework of the call for collaborative R&D projects 2020, MB Production et Bois cintré du Bocage.

Published on 22-Jun-2021