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Research in new biomass-based composites from renewable resources with improved properties for vehicle parts moulding

Objective

The main objective of the project is the development of new biomass-based composites validated for the automotive industry by means of the adaptation of base biopolymers and the generation of new ones, using innovative treatments for fibre reinforcements and the additivation of the base polymer with novel fillers and nanofillers. The principal research line will be focused on the adaptation of available biopolymers (PLA, PHB) and the creation of a new protein-based biopolymer (SELP) for its use as the base matrix to be able to meet automotive standard requirements. To achieve that advance, it is indispensable to improve the thermal characteristics of these polymers, the hydrolysis resistance, the dimensional stability and the volatile emission. Therefore, this project will develop several new reinforcements and novel additives like nanofillers, mineral fillers and treated natural fibres (nanocellulose) to be compounded with these base polymers in order to create new biocomposites. Accordingly, it will be used: a. Nanofillers to increase the thermal resistance. b. Natural fibres and nanocellulose to enhance the dimensional stability and the mechanical resistance. c. Mineral fillers to reduce the moisture absorbency. Another important goal in this project is the adaptation of conventional processing techniques (polymers compounding, injection moulding and thermoforming), widely used in the automotive industry, and the design of new ones tailored to these biocomposites. The challenge here will be to overcome the problem of degradation because of the extreme thermal conditions and the moisture absorbency.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2009-SME-3
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Coordinator

FUNDACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION, INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO EN LA INDUSTRIA DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA
Address
Poligono Industrial A Granxa 249
36400 Porrino Pontevedra
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 468 896,64
Administrative Contact
Vidal Pilar (Ms.)

Participants (12)

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 334 927,25
Address
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Valentin Polo Ramirez (Mr.)
PIEP ASSOCIACAO POLO DE INOVACAO EMENGENHARIA DE POLIMEROS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 248 503,33
Address
Univ Do Minho Campus De Azurem
4800-058 Guimaraes
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rui Magalhães (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 305 978,08
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margarida Casal (Prof.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 251 077,96
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 330 700,59
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaana Heino (Ms.)
FKUR KUNSTSTOFF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 176 707,64
Address
Siemensring 79
47877 Willich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Peltzer (Mr.)
NANOBIOMATTERS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 292 776
Address
Calle Louis Pasteur 11 Nave 6
46980 Paterna (Valencia)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose María Lagaron (Mr.)
Biomer
Germany
EU contribution
€ 64 517,81
Address
Forst-kasten-str. 15
D-82152 Krailling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Urs Haenggi (Dr.)
Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co
Germany
EU contribution
€ 118 024,50
Address
Wolfslochstraße 51
66482 Zweibrücken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bettina Teuber (Ms.)
GRUPO ANTOLIN-INGENIERIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 51 283,20
Address
Carretera Madrid Irun Km 244 8
09007 Burgos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Diez (Mr.)
MEGATECH INDUSTRIES AMURRIO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 33 780
Address
Poligono Industrial Kalzadako-saratx S/n
1470 Amurrio/alava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier De La Serna (Mr.)
PURAC BIOCHEM BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 142 827
Address
Arkelsedijk 46
4206AC Gorinchem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Haan (Mr.)