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Self HealINg soft materials for susTainable prOducts

Project description

Soft, self-healing recyclable materials will support intelligent robotics applications

The EU Green Deal drives decarbonisation efforts, ranging from product sustainability (e.g. the Circular Economy Action plan) to sustainable supply chains. VUB-research groups - FYSC and Brubotics - have developed breakthroughs in self-healing soft robots and its processing techniques, contributing to the mentioned policies. The developed materials can fully recover functional properties after healing the incurred damage. Together with stronger multi-material interfacial properties, this can extend product lifetimes and raise their reliability and sustainability. Furthermore, the material’s inherent mechanical and chemical recyclability allows for short term impact in current supply chains and markets. The goal of the EU-funded SHINTO project is to mature the technology, test it, and prepare the launch of an environmentally responsible spin-off.


Net EU contribution
€ 2 488 500,00
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00