Dr. Eng. Paulina Byczkowska and Dr. Emil Saryusz-Wolski have been conducting research work since the beginning of May 2023 at the University of Borås as part of the SustDesignTex project under the framework of long-term staff exchange between consortium partners.
As part of research work during their stay at the University of Borås, the researchers have been working on the production of filament with the addition of flax, hemp, and wool, taking into account the assumptions of sustainable development.
The first stage of the work was to produce the appropriate length of flax, hemp, and wool fibers. Subsequently, this material was added to extruded PLA. The next stages include the 3D printing of standards-compliant samples for strength tests that will allow for the characterization of the obtained material.