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Fire-hose Excellent Manufacturing by means of an Innovative Rubber Compounding-Extrusion-Vulcanization process

Objetivo

Lay flat rubber fire hoses are a specialized product based on technology knowledge. They differentiate from lower cost alternatives in their durability, performance and their maintenance-free lifetime. Competition from low labor cost countries, presently based on lower cost alternatives, has already covered most of the building fire-fighting equipment market. European manufacturers’ technology allow them manufacture higher quality hoses so far, and this gives them the world leadership in production and exports. However, there is an important manufacturing weakness that endangers this leadership. The project will try to overcome the problems on the manufacturing of lay flat fire/industrial rubber hoses. In the manufacturing process, a NBR/PVC rubber compound is extruded through a textile jacket, and the covered (in and out) hose is vulcanized in a discontinuous process with water steam injected into the rubber hose. In the vulcanization step, blisters frequently appear on the surface of the rubber hose, leading to a very important rate of rejection. Impurities on the rubber compound, due to insufficient dispersion of the components or coming with the raw materials, could introduce surface defects on the rubber inner cover leading to the defects on the outer surface. The project will try to study, by using Case Based Reasoning (CBR), the effect of the raw materials and mixing parameters on the rejection rate to identify the cause of the problem, and new formulations will be designed. Some changes on the current discontinuous manufacturing process will also be implemented to lower the rejection rate. Current discontinuous process limits the maximum length of the hoses, and continuous vulcanization systems for this product will be designed and tested.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Régimen de financiación

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinador

EUROPEAN RUBBER COMPOUNDS SA
Dirección
Pg Industrial S Lazaro A 10
25250 Santo Domingo De La Calzada
España
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 288 313
Contacto administrativo
Juan Diego Saenz Tejada (Mr.)

Participantes (9)

SAPIN SOCIETA APPLICAZIONI INDUSTRIALI S.R.L.
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 192 490
Dirección
Via Carducci 32
20123 Milano
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Andrea Chevallard (Mr.)
ELASTOMEROS RIOJANOS, S.A
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 82 783
Dirección
Avenida De Quel 35
Arnedo
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Ana Vivaracho (Ms.)
LESCUYER ET VILLENEUVE
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 48 252
Dirección
Les Hautes Bruyeres
37150 Epeigne Les Bois
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Marie-Anne Labalme (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
España
Dirección
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Maria Del Mar Garcia (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Alemania
Dirección
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Walter Krause (Mr.)
TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 7 965
Dirección
Calle Manuel Tovar 49
28034 Madrid
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Alfredo Sanchez (Mr.)
ASSOCIACAO NACIONAL DE BOMBEIROS PROFISSIONAIS
Portugal
Aportación de la UE
€ 9 600
Dirección
Av D Carlos I 89 R C Dto
1200 647 Lisboa
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Domingos Manuel Dias Morais (Mr.)
THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED

La participación finalizó

United Kingdom
Dirección
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Andrew Dean (Mr.)
MANDALS AS

La participación finalizó

Noruega
Dirección
Nordre Banegate 26
4515 Mandal
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Oyvind Bernsten (Mr.)