Trifilon is a Swedish company that produces advanced carbon-fiber materials for use in specialty vehicles. The difficulties involved in recycling carbon-fiber-reinforced materials and energy-intensive processes by which they are produced led Trifilon to the idea of developing more sustainable materials. They wanted to create materials using renewable raw materials that were possible to recycle. This led to a series of materials reinforced with hemp fibers, which are termed ‘functional biocomposites’.
The company manufactures and markets its materials under the brands BioLite®, Switch®, and Revo®. Trifilon’s materials are found in everything from cool bags and suitcases to vacuum cleaners. The materials can be used in both traditional injection-molding machines and other standard equipment.
In 2016, Trifilon was ranked one of the Nordic countries’ top cleantech companies by the Nordic Cleantech Open.