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Flexible Pilot Scale Manufacturing of Cost-Effective Nanocomposites through Tailored Precision Nanoparticles in Dispersion

Objective

The CO-PILOT project addresses the field of nanocomposites which has witnessed remarkable progress (compound annual growth rate of 18%) in recent years with many different types of nanocomposites exhibiting radically enhanced properties for a wide range of industrial applications.

The CO-PILOT project aims to develop an open access infrastructure for SMEs interested in the production of high quality (multi-)functional nanocomposites on a pilot scale.
In CO-PILOT this infrastructure will be prepared for access (‘open acess’) by SME’s beyond the project. It will be able to produce typically 20 to 100 kg nanocomposite product, characterize it and validate its performance. This is sufficient to make management decisions to progress to the next step of new nanocomposite product development.

CO-PILOT aims to set new standards for high-quality nanoparticle production with the assistance of in-line nanoparticle dispersion quality monitoring.
CO-PILOT chooses to develop a centrifuge module to address the adequate and automated down-stream processing of the nanoparticle dispersions.

CO-PILOT will test and validate the pilot line infrastructure. Based on the consultation of SME nanocomposite producers, CO-PILOT has chosen the following range of industrial nanocomposite applications :
- flame and smoke inhibiting polymer materials (layered double hydroxides)
- acid scavenging used as anti-corrosion and in polymer stabilisation (layered hydroxides)
- heat isolating plastics (hollow/porous silica)
- light-weight flame inhibiting composites (layered hydroxides combined with hollow/porous
silica)
- UV protective polymer coatings (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide)
- high refractive index, visually transparent polymer (titanium dioxide)
- low-refractive index polymer (hollow/porous silica)
- anti-glare polymer coatings (hollow/porous silica)
- magnetic recoverable catalyst nano-composite beads (magnetite).

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-PILOTS-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 133 953,75

Participants (12)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 903 950
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
SKZ-KFE GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 348 500
Address
Friedrich Bergius Ring 22
97076 Wurzburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 199 343,75
Address
Chemiepark Leverkusen Gebaude
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LS INSTRUMENTS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Passage Du Cardinal 1
1700 Freiburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SONAXIS
France
EU contribution
€ 454 057,50
Address
Rue Emilie Du Chatelet 1
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 380 640
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 354 321
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARL PADBERG ZENTRIFUGENBAU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 317 150
Address
Geroldsecker Vorstadt 60
77933 Lahr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NABALTEC AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 206 942,50
Address
Alustrasse 50-52
92421 Schwandorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IONIQA TECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 323 050
Address
De Lismortel 31 1 08
5612 AR Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KRIYA MATERIALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 322 825
Address
Urmonderbaan 22 Chemelot G 2
6167 RD Geleen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING NANOHOUSE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 77 125
Address
Business Park 108
6181 MA Elsloo
Activity type
Other