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New cost-effective and sustainable polyethylene based carbon fibres for volume market applications

Objectif

NEWSPEC aims at the production of Carbon Fibres (CFs) through very promising low-cost sustainable polyethylene (PE) precursors. PE can be derived from three independent sources: bio-ethanol, synthetic oil and recycled plastics. A main attribute of this project is the use of an available pilot scale facility (HPFC) that allows design and optimization of continuous CF processing and, at a later date, easy scale up to a larger industrial size plant.
For PE stabilisation an original dry oxidation method, assisted by Electron Beam Curing (EBC), that introduces heteroatoms at the precursor stage is proposed. The new approach has technical, economic and ecologic advantages thus ensuring very innovative and flexible development of new CFs. Novel strategies for the reduction of the graphitisation temperature via the use of nucleation agents such as cellulose nanowhiskers, CNTs and fine graphite powders are envisaged. The partners will also explore the possibility of surface modification via atmospheric plasma techniques and room-temperature grafting with specific surface-attacking chemicals. Online non-destructive laser Raman probe, that can provide in situ information for the development of the various fibre structures during the processing stages, will be developed and installed at HPFC.
Specific carbon composite prototypes will be manufactured and tested by the end-users during the lifetime of the project to ensure the validation of CF functionality for the final components with this ensuring proper exploitation of results. To prove overall environmental and economic sustainability LCA and LCC are implemented within all phases of the project.
NEWSPEC brings together the best available expertise in Europe for the development of the PE-CFs up to mature exploitable technology. It consists of RTD performers with well-documented experience in CFs development and industrial end-users who are specialist in the target market segments. Half of the partners are European SMEs.

Appel à propositions

FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7
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BREMBO SPA
Adresse
Via Brembo 25
24035 Curno Bg
Italie

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Roberto Vavassori (Dr.)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 507 650

Participants (13)

DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 1 682 380
Adresse
Korschtalstrasse 26
73770 Denkendorf

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Peter Steiger
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 372 350
Adresse
Bustadt 40
74360 Ilsfeld

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Jürgen Pfitzer (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 642 810
Adresse
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Sarah Hill (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 726 280
Adresse
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Erik Jansen (Mr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Grèce
Contribution de l’UE
€ 823 271
Adresse
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Andreas Plagakis (Prof.)
WARRANT HUB SPA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 598 920
Adresse
Corso Mazzini 11
42015 Correggio Re

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Isella Vicini (Mrs.)
PETROCERAMICS SPA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 324 880
Adresse
Viale Europa 2
24040 Stezzano

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Massimiliano Valle (Dr.)
AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI SPA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 255 560
Adresse
Via Modena 12
40019 Sant Agata Bolognese Bo

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Andrea Scopel (Mr.)
INASCO HELLAS ETAIREIA EFARMOSMENON AERODIASTIMIKON EPISTIMON EE
Grèce
Contribution de l’UE
€ 270 480
Adresse
Napoleontos Zerva 18
16675 Glyfada Athina

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Katerina Finitsi (Mrs.)
VALEOL SAS

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France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 52 663
Adresse
Cours Victor Hugo 213
33130 Begles
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Pierre Girard (Mr.)
STATE ENTERPRISE YUZHNOYE DESIGN OFFICE NAMED AFTER MIKHAIL YANGEL
Ukraine
Contribution de l’UE
€ 213 625
Adresse
Krivorozhskaya 3
49008 Dniepropetrovsk

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Sergey Kutovoy (Dr.)
DIENES APPARATEBAU GMBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 835 246
Adresse
Philipp Reis Strasse 16
63165 Muhlheim Am Main

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Steffen Mueller-Probandt (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 87 640
Adresse
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Julie Coombs (Mrs.)