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Waste-Based Rapid Adhesive-free Production of Sports goods

Objective

Sport Infinity aims to identify and develop innovative partly waste-based long-fibre reinforced composites enabling the automatic production of easily customisable plastic sports goods. The project will focus on the production of balls and shoes and will adopt a design-driven approach exploiting the automation potential of rotation moulding processes, which offer significant design freedom. The innovation potential of the moulding processes to be employed originates from their capacity of bonding together a multitude of different materials, while effecting external product shaping without using glue and/or other adhesives. The starting point is the development of composite materials superimposed in the form of layers in variable ways according to the targeted (custom) shape and the required properties. The insertion of decorative elements in the mould will enable design custom designs, along with 3D printing. An end-to-end collaborative design innovation will be adopted. The Sport Infinity consortium gathers expertise across the value chain from design to material development, production, marketing and distribution and across multiple disciplines industrial design, material science, recycling and industrial processes. The new flexible automatic production, can set a paradigm of competitive production Made in Europe favouring ranging from modular factories to in-store production cells.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ADIDAS AG
Address
Adi Dassler Strasse 1
91074 Herzogenaurach
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 884 389

Participants (9)

BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 599 340
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KISKA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 723 800
Address
St Leonharder Strasse 4
5081 Anif
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FILL GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 932 687
Address
Fillstrasse 1
4942 Gurten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 206 637
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OECHSLER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 715 855
Address
Matthias Oechsler Str 9
91522 Ansbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 811 710
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION CETI (CENTRE EUROPEEN DES TEXTILES INNOVANTS)
France
EU contribution
€ 334 937
Address
41 Rue Des Metissages
59200 Tourcoing
Activity type
Research Organisations
HYPERCLIQ IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 459 567
Address
Pradouna 57
11525 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPORTSMETHOD LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 025
Address
Hillbrow House Hillbrow Road
KT10 9NW Esher
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)