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Ecoefficient technologies and products based on natural fibres composites

Objective

The aim of this research is the substitution of mineral fillers and fibers presently used in automotive parts made with organic matrices, by natural (NF). This substitution will allow for the production of vehicle components with potentially complete recyclability. Moreover, the attainable lower weight due to the low density of the NF will enhance the quality of life due to the lowering of gas emission. The project is organized to develop new materials, fillers, and process, which will lead to the application of a new and environmental friendly. Many advantages are foreseen from the development of such material: the total recyclability, the lower CO2 consumption during the whole lifecycle. The expected results will be new composite systems based on both thermoplastic and thermo set reinforced with natural fibers, whose application and feasibility will be demonstrated through the production of prototypes.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Address
Loc Pentima Bassa 21
05100 Terni
Italy

Participants (9)

ANTHONY, PATRICK & MURTA - EXPORTACAO LIMITADA
Portugal
Address
Sitio Da Falfeira
8600 Lagos
CELULOSA DE LEVANTE SA
Spain
Address
Ctra. Comarcal, 235, Km4.5
43500 Tortosa
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
FINFLAX LTD.
Finland
Address
Pekantie 21
90900 Kiminki
FPK SA
Spain
Address
Barrio San Antolin 16 Poligono Ugaldeguren 2
48170 Zamudio
FUNDACION INASMET*
Spain
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi 2, Parque Tecnologico Miramon
20009 San Sebastian
LULEAA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Luleä University Of Technology
971 87 Lulea
SAAB AUTOMOBILE AB
Sweden
Address

461 80 Trollhaettan
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
Spain
Address
Avda. Felipe Iv 1 B
20011 San Sebastian