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High performance composites for demanding high Temperature applications

Objective

One of the major limitations of polymeric composites for structural applications is the ability of the matrix to withstand and maintain load transfer capability at high temperatures. The current project, HicTac, address this drawback and aims at development of composites capable to withstand temperatures above 360 degrees. The technical strategy is to continue the development of polyimide (PI) based chemistries. Such development is already ongoing at one of the partners, Nexam AB – a company that develops and produces high temperature polymers and chemistries. Effort will be spent on adapting and proving that such polymers can be used for manufacturing composite samples and simplified composite structures. This development will be performed at Swerea SICOMP AB - research institute devoted to development of composite material technologies. The properties of the composites material will be thoroughly characterized in terms of mechanical properties under environmental loadings. The project also includes development, manufacturing and testing of simplified but relevant sub-elements as well as manufacturing of a certain number of aerodynamically shaped parts.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science

Call for proposal

SP1-JTI-CS-2012-02
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky

Coordinator

RISE SICOMP AB
Address
Fibervaegen 2 - Oejebyn
941 26 Pitea
Sweden
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 534 408
Administrative Contact
Patrik Fernberg (Dr.)

Participants (1)

NEXAM CHEMICAL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 101 200
Address
Medicon Village - Scheelevagen 2
22381 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan-Erik Rosenberg (Dr.)