Current materials used for traffic poles are either steel, plastics or hardwood. All of these are not very sustainable either due to long supply chains and/or the use of virgin materials.
In the context of climate change abatement and resources scarceness, Trafiroad and C-Biotech have joined R&D forces to develop a biocomposite from industrial hemp that can serve as biobased, sustainable and circular alternative.

The R&D comprises of:

* Finding a good composition of the product

* Testing the strength and other requirements related to the specific application

* Testing for circularity, maximizing product lifetime and zero waste

* Performing an LCA

We are making good progress and produced a first prototype. We expect the roll-out at scale for Q1 2024. Moreover, we can use the same composite for other outdoor applications.

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