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A Training Network on Designing Novel Bio-based Fibre Products for Targeted Advanced Properties and New Applications

Objective

FibreNet will train young fibre-professionals having multidisciplinary view to develop sustainable bio-based fibre products with tailored properties for different application fields in both academic and non-academic sectors. Bio-based fibre products are one of the corner-stones in the European bio-based industry corresponding to 12% of the employment in manufacturing. The industry, including such sectors as packaging, paper, biocomposites and biomedical and hygienic textiles, is currently undergoing a fundamental transformation in order to respond to the competition raised i) by low-wage countries and ii) by fossil-based materials. A common consensus in Europe is that to remain competitive and sustain the bio-based fibre industries in Europe, we should focus on developing new high added value products that have specific functionalities but reduced environmental impacts.

In fibre-based products, developing new properties and improving the performance are, however, typically long and time-consuming processes. They usually involve massive and expensive laboratory and pilot-scale trials, which are followed by statistical analyses. There is a particular knowledge gap in understanding the influence of fibre and fibre interface properties on the mechanical properties of the end-product especially when developing products with tailored performance and functionalities. In addition to the research gap, there is a training gap in Europe, as we do not currently have a training programme which would educate professionals having a skill set needed for the fibre-centered approach that we propose in FibreNet.

To fill the research and training gaps, we propose here a unique training and research network which provides and further develops knowhow, methods and tools in functionalization, characterization, numerical modelling and production of bio-based fibre products at multiple length scales. The network covers expertise on packaging, paper, biocomposites and biomedical textiles.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Coordinator

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 807 436,08

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KEMIRA OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Energiakatu 4
00180 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PREDILNICA LITIJA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 234 997,56
Address
Kidriceva 1
1270 Litija
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 511 868,16
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 469 995,12
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (7)

EDUCELL PODJETJE ZA CELICNO BIOLOGI JO DOO
Slovenia
Address
Prevale 9
1236 Trzin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TETRA PAK PACKAGING SOLUTIONS AB
Sweden
Address
Ruben Rausings Gata
221 86 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BILLERUDKORSNAS AKTIEBOLAG (PUBL)
Sweden
Address
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169 27 Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MONDI AG
Austria
Address
Marxergasse 4A
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Bcomp Ltd
Switzerland
Address
Passage Du Cardinal 1
1700 Fribourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITA TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH
Germany
Address
Otto-blumenthal-strasse 1
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM AACHEN
Germany
Address
Pauwelsstrasse 30
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments