The most important objective of the project is to strengthen the research and didactic potential of researchers, particularly early stage researchers employed by universities acceding to the project. Owing to training, seminars, and research, the researchers will acquire new experience in the field of processing of advanced thermoplastic polymer composites by means of machines with screw plasticizing systems of innovative and original design. The staff exchange as well as the synergy and the mutual complementation will contribute to the transfer of knowledge between the individual partners, i.e. between European Union research centres and a third country university in Ukraine taking part in the project.
Work will be implemented in four Work Packages. Each partner will be responsible for one issue. Single screw extrusion of thermoplastic composites will be conducted at the Lublin University of Technology (Poland), while twin screw extrusion – at the West Saxon University of Applied Science in Zwickau (Germany). Actions connected with injection moulding will be carried out at the Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia). Experiments on the properties of thermoplastic composites will be performed at the Lviv Polytechnic National University (Ukraine).
The expected results include: knowledge transfer, improving the qualifications of staff members, initiating and strengthening cooperation at a high scientific and technological level, and defining the vision of the further development of research on extrusion and injection moulding of advanced materials and the design of plasticizing systems in single- and twin-screw extruders, which should result in new research projects. In consequence, a permanent, long-term collaboration with Ukraine will be developed. The consortium will become more open to future cooperation with other research institutions in the European Union and worldwide.
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