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Training in VITRImers: high performance MAterials and Trainees for cutting-edge industrial applications

Descripción del proyecto

Un material nuevo para sustituir a los plásticos en Europa

Los plásticos como los termoplásticos están hechos de cadenas de polímeros que les permiten ser reciclables, pero no toleran bien el calor y los disolventes. Por otro lado, los termoestables reticulados resisten al calor y los disolventes, pero no son reciclables. El proyecto VITRIMAT, financiado con fondos europeos, tiene como objetivo utilizar los vitrímeros, una nueva clase de material que reúne las mejores características de los termoplásticos y los termoestables reticulados. El proyecto tiene como objetivo convertir la investigación académica europea de última generación sobre los vitrímeros en desarrollos industriales para productos de uso diario. VITRIMAT combinará la especialización de sus socios de la industria y del mundo académico en un centro técnico nacional.

Objetivo

Today’s plastics are either thermoplastics (TPs) composed of polymer chains, recyclable and processable at high throughput yet with poor heat and solvent resistance, or crosslinked thermosets (TSs) made of permanent polymer networks with far better thermomechanical properties and solvent resistance yet essentially intractable and non-recyclable once processed. Vitrimers are a new class of materials, rewarded by the 2015 European Inventor Award, taking benefit of dynamic exchangeable crosslinks and combining the best features of TPs and TSs. By combining enhanced mechanical and chemical performances with abilities to be healed, welded, reprocessed and recycled, vitrimers bear the promise of the next generation of polymer materials and composites with new fields of applications in line with sustainable development and requisites of the plastics circular economy.
VITRIMAT will offer a critical training gap between cutting-edge European academic research on vitrimers and industrial developments of daily life products. ESRs will be the first recipients of a pioneering, highly interdisciplinary training program covering the whole value chain of advanced materials currently employed in sectors with high employability and expected growth (e.g. consumer goods, construction, recreational, wind energy, electromobility and automotive industries).
VITRIMAT aims at strengthening the European leadership on vitrimers by combining the expertise and technologies of 6 academic partners-pioneers in vitrimers and advanced composite materials - with 1 national technical center and 8 industrial partners (including 2 beneficiaries and 1 SME) that are world leaders in the chemistry, adhesives, thermosets and composites for consumer goods, construction and automotive applications. These sectors represent high employability for future ESRs that will acquire a broad range of advanced and transferable skills within a unique, innovative, multidisciplinary and inter-sectoral training environment.

Coordinador

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 549 604,08
Dirección
BOULEVARD DU 11 NOVEMBRE 1918 NUM43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Francia

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Región
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 549 604,08

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