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SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF NOVEL NONISOCYANATE POLYURETHANES

Project description

A dual degree training programme addresses two sides of the same coin

Polyurethanes are among the most versatile plastic materials and are virtually ubiquitous. They are found in products such as the foams of mattresses and couches, in building insulation and in coatings and paints, to name just a few. Conventionally, polyurethanes are produced in a reaction relying on isocyanate molecules and polyols. However, growing evidence supports the potential health hazards of occupational exposure to isocyanates, and polyols are primarily derived from fossil fuels. The EU-funded NIPU project is tackling this two-pronged challenge by providing training to bright minds, leading to double doctoral degrees in two different countries. Stimulating the development of sustainable and safe non-isocyanate polyurethanes will ensure the booming polyurethane industry and the sectors it serves keep moving full steam ahead.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Address
Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 512 640

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 512 640
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE DE MONTPELLIER

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
240 Av Du Prof Emile Jeanbrau
34296 Montpellier Cedex 5
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 563 965,92
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments