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New Classes of Engineering Composite Materials from Renewable Resources

Objetivo

Future product design requires sustainable processes in material development. A break-through approach will use new engineering materials-biocomposites completely made from natural resources-and their manufacturing being knowledge -based. Resource saving, variability in properties, functionality, low costs and eco-efficiency concern the product life cycle. Driving forces are SMEs from less RTD intensive branches producing raw materials of biomass, fibres, wood constituents and biopolymers to supply broad industrial branches in the future. A sustainable breakthrough will be gained if high tech materials are made in contrast to current existing low grade wood plastics and packaging materials to provide substantial profits to raw material supplier and material developer. The objective is to obtain innovations on engineering thermoplastic and thermosetting materials mainly from natural resources, like lignin from the paper industry and a Hydrothermolysis, other biopolymers Polylactide,Polyhydroxy-butyrate,Starch,Furan resins, fibres and fibre mats. The RTD includes the path from raw materials to final top quality engineering composite materials and model products (covers for electronic equipment, car front end, glass frames etc.). Demonstration by prototypes will support dissemination and exploitation of results and will show the benefits of the materials. A concept of sustained skill and training for staff and students will provide work routines and material data access. Such a programme can only be achieved by SMEs if sharing knowledge and equipment being assisted by research centres. The collaborating SMEs expect to increase their capacity and employment by the order of 10% to capitalise on the project. Dissemination and exploitation will enable transfer to plastic and biomass processing industry in the EU. Integration of associations and industrial interest groups will guarantee the spread of the new knowledge and a sustained economic success.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP6-2003-NMP-SME-3
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Régimen de financiación

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinador

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Dirección
Hansastrasse 27 C
München
Alemania

Participantes (23)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK)
Dinamarca
Dirección
Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Kgs. Lyngby
FUNDACION GAIKER
España
Dirección
Parque Tecnológico, Edificio 202
Zamudio
 
CELABOR SCRL
Bélgica
Dirección
Zoning De Petit-rechain, Avenue Du Parc, 38
Chaîneux - Herve
UPPER AUSTRIAN RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
Dirección
Hafenstrasse 47-51
Linz
 
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Suecia
Dirección
University Campus, Porsoen
Lulea
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)
Finlandia
Dirección
Vuorimiehentie 5
Espoo
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Polonia
Dirección
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
Wroclaw
APC COMPOSIT AB
Suecia
Dirección
Karlsviksvägen 81
Luleå
 
BAFA BADISCHE NATURFASERAUFBEREITUNG GMH
Alemania
Dirección
Stephanstrasse 2
Malsch
TRANSFURANS CHEMICALS BVBA
Bélgica
Dirección
Industriepark, Leukaard 2
Geel
PJH PARTNERSHIP LIMITED
United Kingdom
Dirección
Kenton House, Oxford Street
Moreton In Marsh
CHEMONT SA
Bélgica
Dirección
Boulevard Industriel, 120
Mouscron
 
TECNARO GELLSCHAFT ZUR IND ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Alemania
Dirección
Am Goldberg 2
Eisenach
 
MATERIALS ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD
United Kingdom
Dirección
89/91 Tamworth Road
Hertford
NETCOMPOSITES LTD
United Kingdom
Dirección
Tapton Park Innovation Centre, Brimington Road
Chesterfield
TEHNOS D.O.O.
Eslovenia
Dirección
Cesta Ob Zeleznici 1
Zalec
 
UNITED BUILDINGS BAUSYSTEME GMBH
Austria
Dirección
Forstweg 2
Zeltweg
 
MEDOP, S.A.
España
Dirección
C/ Bruno Muricio Zabala, 16-7
Bilbao
HAIDLMAIR GMBH
Austria
Dirección
Haidlmairstrasse 1
Nussbach
 
FIEDLER OPTOELEKTRONIK GMBH
Alemania
Dirección
Rudolf-breitscheid-str. 51
Luetzen
SMITHERS RAPRA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Dirección
Shrewsbury Road, Shawbury
Shrewsbury
MAREK RADWANSKI EKOTEX
Polonia
Dirección
Kowalowice, Parkowa 4
Namyslow
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF WOOD
Rumanía
Dirección
7, Fca De Glucoza Str
Bucharest