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Continuous, highly precise, metal-free polymerisation of PLA using alternative energies for reactive extrusion

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The demand for biobased polymers is growing fast. According to the current state of the art, metal-containing catalysts are needed to improve the polymerisation rate of lactones, posing a hazard to health and the environment. InnoREX will develop a novel reactor concept using alternative energies for the continuous, highly precise, metal-free polymerisation of PLA.
In InnoREX, metal-containing catalysts will be replaced by organic catalysts. These have been shown to efficiently control the polymerisation of lactide, but their activity must still be improved to meet industrial standards. This will be achieved by the low-intensity but highly-targeted application of alternative energies (microwaves, ultrasound, laser light). These energies increase catalyst activity and enable precise control of the reaction by exciting only small parts of the reaction mixture without response time.
To ensure short market entry times commercially well-established co-rotating twin screw extruders will be used as reaction vessels. The reason commercial polymerisations are not yet carried out in twin screw extruders is the short residence time and the static energy input of the extruder, which allows no dynamic control of the reaction. Again, these obstacles will be overcome in InnoREX. The project will utilise the rapid response time of microwaves, ultrasound and laser light to achieve a precisely-controlled and efficient continuous polymerisation of high molecular weight PLA in a twin screw extruder. Additionally, significant energy savings will be achieved by combining polymerisation, compounding and shaping in one production step.
For a deepened scientific and engineering understanding of the reaction, the effect of the alternative energies on the reaction kinetics and the potential applications for alternative energies in reactive extrusion, offline chemical and polymer analytics and online characterisation and simulation of the process within the reactor will be carried out.

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FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6
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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
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80686 Munchen
Deutschland
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Research Organisations
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€ 675 366,35
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Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)

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GNEUSS GMBH
Deutschland
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€ 368 800
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Monichhusen 42
32549 Bad Oeynhausen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Almut Bruenger (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Belgien
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Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Jean-Marie Raquez (Dr.)
HIELSCHER ULTRASONICS GMBH
Deutschland
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€ 318 400
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Warthestrasse 21
14513 Teltow
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Gerhard Hielscher (Dr.)
MUEGGE GMBH
Deutschland
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€ 237 000
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Hochstrasse 4-6
64385 Reichelsheim
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Doris Muegge
SCIENCES & COMPUTERS CONSULTANTS
Frankreich
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€ 74 595
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Rue Plateau Des Glieres 10
42000 Saint Etienne
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Chantal David (Dr.)
MATERIA NOVA
Belgien
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€ 244 832
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Avenue N Copernic 3
7000 Mons
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Christine Druart
BH INDUSTRIES PROJECT SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Polen
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Raclawicka 131/35
02-117 Warszawa
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Marian Soja (Mr.)
TALLERES POHUER SL
Spanien
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€ 187 920
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Virgen De Los Lirios 8
03440 Ibi
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Antonio Ruiz Vicente (Mr.)
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spanien
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€ 425 521,25
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Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia
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Marta Estellés Luna (Mrs.)
ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE COSTRUTTORI DI MACCHINE E STAMPI PER MATERIE PLASTICHE E GOMMA
Italien
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€ 130 360
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Centro Direzionale Milanofiori
20090 Assago Milano
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Other
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Alessandro Cerizza (Mr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 203 610,40
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College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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James Njuguna (Dr.)