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Fuctionalised Innovative Carbon Fibres Developed from Novel Precursors With Cost Efficiency and Tailored Properties

Objective

Innovative processes with streamlining and improved control will be conducted in FIBRALSPEC, through Unit for Continuous PAN-based Carbon Fiber Pilot Production. Testing of laminates and prepregs production based the new developed carbon fibres followed by manufacturing of laminates/coupons and high-performance filament wound tubes are also foreseen (equipment for delivering precise volumes the matrix (resin) in high and low-capacity to impregnate the fibres and bundles will be developed). The project also efforts on functionalization will be mainly focused on cost reduction, mechanical and chemical property improvement. Novel CF precursors will be developed (silicon carbide, textile-grade PAN, polyolefins, and lignin); in parallel, the suitability of a new environmentally friendly pitch will be assessed, obtained from anthracene oil, for the preparation of isotropic carbon fibres. The project’s carbon fiber conversion technology will pyrolysis process to convert PAN precursor fiber into PAN-based carbon fiber and activated carbon fiber. Innovative surface treatment will improve the step of treatment of the carbon fiber surface being indispensable for productions in series. As for recycling and used of recycled CFs, new techniques will be used to provide commercially-relevant products that are manufactured from waste carbon fibres. Mathematical modeling will be conducted so as to determine properties of CFs and composites, together with cost modeling; life cycle assessment will assist in possible commercial risks that will be continuously estimated during the project and quantify/assess the environmental impact of the materials that will be used. Industrial partnership will ensure the impact of the research efforts, convincingly proving scalability towards industrial needs of two high demanding applications, namely medium technology – large scale (Rapid Deployment Secure Emergency Shelter (RDSES)) and high technology – small scale (supercapacitor).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites/carbon fiber

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 794 427,56
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)

Participants (10)

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 631 500
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Roveglia (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 741 828,44
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rodde Xavier (Mr.)
EUROMOBILITA SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 356 800
Address
Taborska 922
293 01 Mlada Boleslav Iii
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ales Loncaric (Mr.)
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 422 021
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Prevotat (Mr.)
GLOBAL SAFEGUARD LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 368 800
Address
Todburn Moor Farm Cottages 2
NE65 8RX Longhorsley Morpeth Northumberland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Glen Monaghan (Mr.)
OPEN SOURCE MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 256 000
Address
Cowley Road Saint John S Innovation Centre
CB4 0WS Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Sofianopoulos (Mr.)
ANTHONY, PATRICK & MURTA-EXPORTACAO LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 287 437,50
Address
Sitio Da Falfeira En 120
8601 903 Lagos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guy Simmonds (Mr.)
FRANTSEVICH INSTITUTE FOR PROBLEMS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 565 650
Address
Krzhyzhanovsky Street 3
03142 Kiev
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iryna Belan (Dr.)
C.T.M. EQUIPMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 354 275,50
Address
Whaley Road Zenith Park Unit E
S75 1HT Barnsley South Yorkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ruth Wootton (Mrs.)
STATE ENTERPRISE YUZHNOYE DESIGN OFFICE NAMED AFTER MIKHAIL YANGEL
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 305 251
Address
Krivorozhskaya 3
49008 Dniepropetrovsk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergey Kutovoy (Mr.)