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SUPRAmolecular polyolefins as oxygen BARRIER materials

Objective

The production of the next generation of oxygen-barrier polyolefins materials capable of meeting the current and future demands of society in a sustainable manner will require both new technologies and highly trained scientists. Supramolecular chemistry provides a powerful approach to develop new materials with emerging properties, such as low permeability to oxygen, maintaining easy processing. The SUPRABARRIER EID ITN will train a new generation of European scientists with the skills necessary to overcome such future demands and simultaneously develop new strategies for the production of new polymeric systems, which greatly impact important fields such as food and medical packaging. The EID proponents are experts in the areas of supramolecular chemistry and polymer production. Expertise of the partners encompasses the general areas of supramolecular and polymer chemistry, with individual research competencies focusing on a number of specific themes including non-covalent chemistry, supramolecular interactions, polymer blending, polymer processing, polymer production, and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) analysis and characterisation techniques of complex polymeric and self-assembled materials. The complementarity and diversity realized in synthesis, analysis, development, production and applications is crucial for successful research, innovation and training in this area. The partner from the private sector will extend the fellows’ training beyond that of traditional academic settings, in particular he will have the critical role of bridging fundamental science with application and commercialisation of the results. Our activities will thus possess both breadth and quality that can only be achieved through an interdisciplinary Academy/Industrial European effort.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32

Participants (1)

SABIC PETROCHEMICALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Europaboulevard 1
6135 LD Sittard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (2)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments