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New materials deriving from cellulocis fibers, agricultural commodities and wastes

Objective



This research project will be developed in order to utilize some low costs cellulosic fibers and lignocellulosic commodities deriving from agriculture . The following objectives will be pursued: 1 - Achievement of non-woven from European fibers like flax and hemp, recycled papers, sorghum and biodegradable binders (starches, lignin); 2 - Achievement of polymeric (thermoplastic or thermosetting) based composites reinforced with natural fibers deriving from annual crops. Steps of proposed research programme: 1 - Preparation of starch-based materials with high amylose content in order to decrease the water absorption. 2 - Preparation of blends with starch products and synthetic polymers (polypropylene, polycaprolactone and nylon) or bacterial biodegradable polyesters (polyhydroxybutyrate and its copolymers) . 3 - Preparation and characterisation of non-woven (dry and wet laid using as binder neat starch and its derivates and lignin). 4 - Preparation of composite materials having as matrices thermosetting or thermoplastic polymers reinforced with annual plants fibers. S - Evaluation of biodegradability of obtained products and their environmental impact and industrial applications of some manufactured.

Funding Scheme

CRS - Cooperative research contracts

Coordinator

Tecnologia Materiali Compositi Srl
Address
Via Rettifilo Al Bravo 249
80022 Arzano Napoli
Italy

Participants (8)

Agnati SpA
Italy
Address
Via Correggio 40
20052 Monza
Consorzio sulle Applicazioni dei Materiali Plastici e Problemi di Difesa dalla Corrosione
Italy
Address
Via Nuovo Macello
80131 Napoli - Portici
FACHHOCHSCHULE FUER TECHNIK UND WIRTSCHAFT REUTLINGEN
Germany
Address
150,Altburgstrasse 150
72762 Reutlingen
Istituto di Ricerche e Tecnologie delle Materie Plastiche
Italy
Address
Via Toiano 6
80072 Arco Felice Napoli
Nowotex GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Address
4,Bürgermeister-ebert-straße
36124 Eichenzell
Stazione Sperimentale per la Cellulosa, Carta e Fibre Tessili Vegetali ed Artificiali
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 26
20133 Milano
Stylfil
Italy
Address
Via Giotto Da Bondone 86
33079 Sesto Al Reghena
Wibmer GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Address
7,Daimlerstraße
72124 Pliezhausen