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Microcellular nanocomposite for substitution of Balsa wood and PVC core material

Objective

The project objective is to design a novel and cost-effective microcellular nanocomposite foam, with mechanical properties comparable to or better than Balsa wood and PVC foam, allowing for a substitution of these as core materials for lightweight composite sandwich structures. The material will be applicable for widespread industrial use, e.g. within Wind Power, rail, shipbuilding and automotive industries. The project addresses the call objective of developing polymer nanocomposites exhibiting radically enhanced properties and will involve scientific/technological tasks related to the development of microcellular nanocomposites, the structural scale of sandwich structures as well as the structural and mechanical analysis of the new material. Demonstration activities within the project will aim to validate the potential of the material for industrial use within different industries, with special emphasis on Wind Power through the full-scale static testing of a demonstrator blade.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/nanocomposites

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

LM WIND POWER AS
Address
Jupitervej 6
6000 Kolding
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 722 625
Administrative Contact
Mia Skov (Ms.)

Participants (13)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 402 000
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ryszard Pyrz (Prof.)
HUNTSMAN (EUROPE) BVBA

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Everslaan 45
3078 Everberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Vandenbroeck (Mr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 703 740
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 534 360
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrzej K. Bledzki (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 328 710
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8 Palacio De Santa Cruz
47002 Valladolid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yolanda Calvo Conde (Ms.)
AZIMUT-BENETTI S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 353
Address
Via Michele Coppino 104
55049 Viareggio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raffaela Rubiu (Dr.)
CENTRUM BADAN MOLEKULARNYCH I MAKROMOLEKULARNYCH POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 301 242
Address
Sienkiewicza 112
90363 Lodz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Galeski (Prof.)
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 489 487
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susy Scarisbrick (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 110 460
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mikkel Boel (Mr.)
EconCore N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 142 800
Address
Ambachtenlaan 17
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jochen Pflug (Mr.)
FREIGHT OPERATORS COMMERCIAL ACCESS LINK (FOCAL) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 200 020
Address
Swift Road Coventry University
CV1 2TW Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rod Hilditch (Mr.)
SEKISUI ALVEO AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 7
6002 Lucerne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Remco Willemse (Dr.)
RECTICEL SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 193 500
Address
Avenue Du Bourget 42
1130 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Griet Van Cauwenberghe (Ms.)