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New environmentally friendly technology for cellulose three-dimensional objects

Objective

The aim of this proposal is to develop an efficient, non-polluting processing to produce massive 3D cellulose objects-sponge, insulation foams, or composite matrix. Recently, a new process-based on direct dissolution of cellulose in NMMO-has been developed for two-dimensional objects. To adapt this process to massive three-dimensional objects, the change from the old viscose sponges will be the reference. The objectives are to replace the old polluting viscose process for sponges by a new near zero waste NMMO process and to produce three-dimensional object with the NMMO technology and develop their use replacing synthetic non-biodegradable polymers. A cooperation between industrials and academic laboratories specialized in cellulose and polymers will lead after three year to a lab-scale pilot for producing cellulose sponges.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SPONTEX
Address
74, St. Just Des Marais
60026 Beauvais
France

Participants (5)

"P.PONI" INSTITUTE OF MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY
Romania
Address
Aleea Grigore Ghica Voda 41A
6600 Iasi
Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels - ARMINES
France
Address
Rue Claude Daunesse - "Les Lucioles"
06904 Sophia Antipolis
CENTRE DE RESSOURCES TECHNOLOGIQUES EN CHIMIE
Belgium
Address
Zone Industrielle C
7180 Seneffe
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS
France
Address
Rue Claude Daunesse, Les Lucioles
06904 Sophia Antipolis
LENZING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Austria
Address

4860 Lenzing