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Development of foam core materials with non-toxic flame retardants and enhanced mechanical properties

The main scope of the NANOCORE Project is the development of a new and cost-effective production technology for sandwich structures foam core materials with non-toxic flame retardants and enhanced mechanical properties.

The main scope of the NANOCORE Project is the development of a new and cost-effective production technology for sandwich structures foam core materials with non-toxic flame retardants and enhanced mechanical properties. The primary reason for this new material development is the to meet the current European requirements of the REACH -Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals- legislation and achieve low Fire, Smoke and Toxicity (FST) values, according to the SOLAS regulations. The technology developed during the project will be directly and easily transferable to other polymer-based materials, such as bulk thermoplastics, thermosets, composites and other foams, enabling them to meet the REACH requirements. In fact, the use of the technology is not expected to be restricted purely to the shipbuilding industry; we anticipate that all application of plastic materials requiring FST properties can be met by the NANOCORE technology. Further information concerning NANOCORE and its latest developments will be provided by the NANOCORE consortium in http://www.nanocore-project.eu/ For press inquiries: Dr. Javier Sacristan Bermejo. Principal investigator NANOCORE is a 2 year EU-funded SME project under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 2007-2013). The project is coordinated by ACCIONA INFRAESTRUCTURAS S.A. and is composed of a consortium of 6 European partners. The other partners include: GLOBAL NANOTECHNOLOGIES S.A. FOR THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION AND TRADING OF NANOTECHNOLOGY MATERIALS (Greece), INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON (SPAIN), C.G.S. DI COLUCCIA MICHELE & C. S.A.S. (ITALY), AP&M (PORTUGAL).

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Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal