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Development of Sustainable Composite Materials

Objective

The SustainComp project aims at the development of a series of completely new wood-based sustainable composite materials for use in a wide array of market sectors, ranging from the medical, transportation and packaging to the construction sector. A primary goal is to substitute fossil-based materials used in these sectors. The performance of today’s biocomposite materials is not sufficient for a range of applications. The approach is to better utilize the inherent properties of cellulosic fibres and nanocellulose fibrils in such materials. The project encompasses the whole chain from production of modified fibres and nanocellulose through compounding and moulding to the final ecodesigned product for a number of product families. These new materials will integrate today’s large enterprises on the raw material and end-use sides (e.g. pulp mills and packaging manufacturers) and small and medium sized enterprises on the composite processing side (e.g. compounders and composite manufacturers). It is envisioned that this will help the transformation of the traditional Forest Products Industry to more highly value added materials through the adaption of a set of advanced technologies such as the production of nanocellulose in larger scale, tailoring of fibres and nanocellulose, wet commingling, nanostructuring, layer by layer deposition and fibre spinning using nanocellulose fibrils. More specifically the objective is to demonstrate new products within the following product families: i) Nano-reinforced foams (to replace styrofoams in the packaging and construction sector) ii) Moulded type of compounds, to introduce cellulose reinforced renewable biocomposites in the transportation and construction sectors iii) High throughput nanostructured membranes with designed selectivity for small-scale liquid applications in the medical field to large scale municipal applications This project conforms to the envisioned composite program in the Forest Technology Platform.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites/biocomposites

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

RISE INNVENTIA AB
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
114 86 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 688 295
Administrative Contact
Mikael Ankerfors (Mr.)

Participants (16)

3A TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 116 620
Address
Badische Bahnhofstrasse 16
8212 Neuhausen Am Rheinfall
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ernst Lutz (Dr.)
BORREGAARD INDUSTRIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 110 565
Address
Clayton Road Risley Industrial 7
WA3 6QQ Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Henrik øvrebø (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 411 390
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philippe Pieri (Mr.)
ELASTOPOLI OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 275 907
Address
Nokiankatu 1
38210 Sastamala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timo Ture (Mr.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 213 828
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margit Conradin
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 676 374
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Delaloye (Ms.)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 325 536
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Timo Kajava (Dr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 262 275
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carmen Sánchez Reig (Ms.)
K-TRON SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 89 795
Address
Lenzhardstrasse 45
5702 Niederlenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Otto Rothlin (Mr.)
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 407 290
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Giardi (Dr.)
PAPIR OG FIBERINSTITUTTET AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 276 750
Address
Hogskoleringen 6B
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva-Lena Hult Mori (Dr.)
POLYKEMI AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 140 875
Address
Bronsgatan 8
27139 Ystad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Banke (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 658 540
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lars Wågberg (Prof.)
SCA R&D CENTRE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 183 515
Address
Sidsjovagen 2
852 37 Sundsvall
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Folke österberg (Dr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 478 270
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bjørn Tanem (Dr.)
BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 184 175
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Roeper (Prof.)