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New high-quality mined nanomaterials mass produced for plastic and wood-plastic nanocomposites

Objectif

Successful adaptation of nanotechnology in the end-products requires an access to the nanofiller technology and to the raw materials. The MINANO-project brings together partners representing end-user’s product know-how, formulation and processing technology and most importantly secure and reliable source of nano raw materials. Although there has been tremendous development in the area of nanocompounds with improved functionality, there exists a need to develop an efficient, continuous method of large-scale, low-cost synthesis of such materials. To answer to this need the following steps are suggested: 1) Integrate the functionalization of the high-quality nanoparticles directly on the continuous mass-production process already in the mining industry, 2) ensure controlled dispersion to the matrix material in large scale by cooperation between nanoparticle producer and end-product manufacturer, 3) assure sustainable and safe production and use by state-of-the-art life-cycle analysis. Based on the mass production process and cooperative value chain we concentrate on three major functionalities: Flame retardancy, UV resistance and antimicrobial properties. These properties are achieved by functionalized Mg(OH)2, ZnO and Ag nanoparticles. Societal and industrial impacts of these properties are extensive and there is a strong request of these functionalities for both plastic and wood-plastic based matrix materials. The use of nano-sized functional filler materials enables to use smaller amount of additives thus giving better recyclability, lower weight, higher mechanical strength and potential multifunctional features to the end-product. The combination of new nanofunctionalities gives far reaching possibilities for new types of functional plastics, and completely new possibilities to wood-plastic composites as well. This moves both mining industry and end-product companies towards high-tech on the long run.

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FP7-NMP-2010-EU-Mexico
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Coordinateur

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Adresse
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Finlande
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contribution de l’UE
€ 755 181
Contact administratif
Jaana Heino (Ms.)

Participants (9)

SERVICIOS ADMINISTRATIVOS PENOLES SA
Mexique
Adresse
Plaza Moliere 222 Torre De Oficinas 222
11540 Mexico Df
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Ricardo Benavides (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Danemark
Contribution de l’UE
€ 267 330
Adresse
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Jane Svinth Petersen (Ms.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION EN QUIMICA APLICADA
Mexique
Adresse
Bd Enrique Reyna Hermosillo 140
25253 Saltillo
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Oliverio Rodriguez (Dr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION EN MATERIALES AVANZADOS SC
Mexique
Adresse
Miguel De Cervantes 120
31109 Chihuahua
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Erasmo Orrantia (Dr.)
SO.F.TER. S.R.L.
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 224 365
Adresse
Via Mastro Giorgio 1
47122 Forli
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Leonardo Bellomo (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE SAN LUIS POTOSI
Mexique
Adresse
Alvaro Obregón Colonia Centro 64
78000 San Luis Potosi
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Facundo Ruiz (Dr.)
SOVERE SPA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 188 832
Adresse
Via Della Metallurgia 24
37139 Verona
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Roberto Poppi (Mr.)
OWENS CORNING MEXICO S DE RL DE CV
Mexique
Adresse
Avenida Acueducto 459
07360 Mexico
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Salvador Valtierra (Dr.)
Owens Corning Fiberglas AS LTDA
Brésil
Contribution de l’UE
€ 58 739,60
Adresse
Avenida Brasil 2567
13505-600 Rio Claro
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Marcio Nieble (Mr.)