Cost effective lignin‑based carbon fibres for innovative light‑weight applications

Fourné Machinenbau

Since its  beginnings 1962/63, Fourné Maschinenbau GmbH is engaged in the development, the manufacturing and the marketing of laboratory and pilot plants for the production of synthetic fibers. Fourné Maschinenbau was the first company who built and delivered plants for the production of UHMW (Ultra-high-molecular-weight) Polyethylen yarn (today known as “Dyneema”) based on the gel spinning process. Since the early 1960’s the company also delivers plants for the production of all sorts of synthetic fibers and filament yarn made from thermoplastic polymers worldwide. Fourné Maschinenbau has a long list of reference plants and presently employs  25 staff members. The company can deliver complete spinning plants for the production of PAN filament yarn as feed yarn for C-fiber production as well as aftertreatment lines for the stabilisation and carbonisation. They also possess expert knowledge in the area of melt spinning plants for pitch spinning followed by aftertreatment. Moreover, Fourné Maschinenbau have built dry spinning plants for the production of SiC (Silicon Carbide) and related fibers.

Roles in GreenLight

  • Adapt the existing pilot scale line for lignin-based CF.
  • Design of pilot-scale stabilisation and carbonisation line (including surface treatment) for lignin-based CF.
  • Support with knowledge about equipment optimisation.


This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 667501.