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Creating competitive edge for the European polymer processing industry driving new added-value products with conducting polymers

Objective

PolyCond address the needs of the European plastic converters, a traditional less RTD intensive sector mainly composed of SMEs (>99%) through an ambitious multidisciplinary approach to develop new, radically innovative knowledge-based & sustainabl e products & services for protection against the affects of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) & Electrostatic Discharge (ESD). This will be achieved by the development of conductive plastic composites that are eco-friendly, cost effective & with high added value. Research is based on blends of engineering polymers & Inherently Conductive Polymers (ICPs) with improved conductivity or hybrid systems of ICPs with conductive nanotubes. Innovative eco-efficient processing based on CO2 ass isted technologies specifically tailored to the new materials will also be developed. Although there is existing research on ICPs; with the knowledge & technologies presently available (materials & processing) it is impossible to fulfil the deman ding properties required to replace metals in EMI shielding applications. PolyCond will dramatically extend the current performance & processability of ICPs to replace metals in EMI shielding & ESD protection applications. The main barriers to overcome are: Low conductivity of existing melt processable ICPs Temperature sensitivity of existing melt processable ICPs Compatibility & dispersion problems of conductive nanofillers in complex matrixes PolyCond's approach will give: Plastic comp onents with embedded EMI shielding functionality Weight reduction of at least 60% Total cost reduction of shielding components approaching 90% Production time reduction of 80% improving productivity PolyCond benefits plastic processors in the EU, devel oping new technologies addressing key long-term problems with permanent impact. A multidisciplinary & integrated approach includes technology transfer & training activities mobilising EU & Regional funding.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-SME-3
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Coordinator

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Address
Valencia Parc Tecnològic C/ Gustave Eiffel, 4
Paterna (Valencia)
Spain

Participants (20)

PANIPOL OY
Finland
Address
Työpajatie 20
Porvoo
PROMOLDING BV
Netherlands
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 100
'S-gravenhage
FAPERIN S.L.
Spain
Address
Virgen De La Paz, 12
Ibi (Alicante)
COLOREX B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Achterdijk 12
Helmond
INTERMEDIC ARFRAN S.A.
Spain
Address
Avenida Josep Tarradellas Nr. 91
Barcelona
MOLDEOS ESPECIALES DE POLIURETANOS, S.A.
Spain
Address
C/ Torrent Estadella, 42-44 Inner Passage
Barcelona
WHITAKER TECHNICAL PLASTICS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
8 Quayside Way
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TBA TEXTILES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Rooley Moor Road
Rochdale, Lancashire
SMITHERS RAPRA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Shrewsbury Road, Shawbury
Shrewsbury
RONDOL TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Unit 1/6, Opal Business Centre, Opal Way
Stone, Staffordshire
EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS
Belgium
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh, 66
Brussels
BRITISH PLASTICS FEDERATION
United Kingdom
Address
6 Bath Place, Rivington Street
London
MAGYAR VEGYIPARI SZÖVETSÉG (HUNGARIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION)
Hungary
Address
Erzsebet Kiralyne 1/C
Budapest
BOND VOOR MATERIALENKENNIS
Netherlands
Address
Parallelweg 30
'S-hertogenbosch
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
Espoo
KEMIAI KUTATOKOZPONT - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA
Hungary
Address
Pusztaszeri U 59-67
Budapest
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
Espoo
COMPAÑIA LEVANTINA DE REDUCTORES, S.L
Spain
Address
Avda. Joaquin Vilanova, 26
Ibi (Alicante)
LABO TERMELO, KERESKEDELMI ÉS SZOLGÁLTATÓ KORLÁTOLT FELELOSSÉGU TÁRSASÁG
Hungary
Address
Rakoczi U. 278.
Labatlan