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Carbon Nanotube Confinement Strategies to Develop Novel Polymer Matrix Composites

Objective

Light composite materials for load bearing applications can be made using different type reinforcements and polymer matrices. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been studied extensively because of their exceptional mechanical and electrical properties, yet their practical and extensive use in commercial materials is missing. The utilization of CNTs as reinforcement to design novel composites is a quite old idea. However, there is a lack of a knowledge based approach to achieve the nanostructuration level required to optimize the CNT/polymer composite performances. The main objective of POCO is to get innovative polymer composites filled with CNT in order to obtain nanostructured materials with tailor made properties. The CNT/polymer interface is, together with the CNT and the polymer, the third and most important element that will determine the final properties. Hence the chemical functionalization of CNT surfaces is of utter importance to achieve not only a proper dispersion and anchorage of the nanotubes into the polymer matrix during processing, but also to optimize the performance itself in solid state. Our approach involves the development of different CNT confinement strategies to develop novel polymer matrix nanocomposites. Several polymers have been selected as representative of thermosetting and thermoplastic materials. This ensures that the output of POCO could be applied in a wide range of applications: automotive, aeronautics, building, aerospace, wind power generation (blades), ship building, biomedicine…This project will be focused on four fundamental properties: (i) high strength for structural and mechanical components, (ii) tuneable electrical properties, (iii) low wear under fretting (low amplitude reciprocating movement) and (iv) superhydrophobicity. Multifunctionality of these materials will be an important benefit as the requirements for composite polymeric materials are quite diverse

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/nanocomposites
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
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Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Spain
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 489 699,70
Administrative Contact
Borja Coto (Mr.)

Participants (16)

ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
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Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrice Gaillard (Mr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 326 743,50
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johannes Luinge (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR POLYMERFORSCHUNG DRESDEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 429 000
Address
Hohe Strasse 6
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Börner (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 457 000
Address
Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Dubois (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 533 000
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose-Ramon Sarasua (Prof.)
SOLVIONIC
France
EU contribution
€ 401 800
Address
195 Rte D'espagne Site Bioparc Sanofi
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François Malbosc (Dr.)
CENTRO EUROPEO PER I POLIMERI NANOSTRUTTURATI SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 448 160
Address
Via Giuseppe Giusti 9
50121 Florence
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Maria Kenny (Prof.)
PURAC BIOCHEM BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 61 200
Address
Arkelsedijk 46
4206AC Gorinchem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc-Anton Kruft (Dr.)
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 358 226
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Fritschi (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 433 400
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Armelle Barelli (Ms.)
INTERNATIONAL TECHNOPOLYMER COMPOUNDING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 198 000
Address
Via Verga 30
10036 Settimo Torinese
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Urs Flentjen (Mr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 368 800
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Manuel Mieres Royo (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 343 000
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pipino Andrea (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 340 200
Address
Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Apostolos Avgeropoulos (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 176 880
Address
Calle Viamonte 430
1053 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvia Goyanes (Prof.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 159 340,80
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arie Bruinink (Dr.)