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Postpone polymer processing instabilities (3PI)

Objective

The objective of the 3PI project is to develop a rational approach to link the viscoelastic properties of the polymer, the boundary conditions at the die wall and the processing conditions to the appearance and the development of the flow instabilities. This rational approach will result in software codes which will be able to provide guidelines for polymer producers and for polymer converters and machinery equipment industry to modify the polymer, the die geometry and (or) the die material in order to overcome (postpone) these instabilities. This will allow polymer producers to reduce by 10% the time to market for a polymer dedicated to a specific process. This will allow polymer converters to postpone polymer processing instability by 20% (which means increasing the flow rate at which defects are appearing by 20%).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels - ARMINES
Address
Rue Claude Daunesse - "Les Lucioles"
06904 Sophia Antipolis
France

Participants (8)

ARGO S.A.
Greece
Address
1St Km. Koropi-varis St.
19400 Koropi
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De L'université
64000 Pau
DOW BENELUX N.V.
Netherlands
Address
Herbert Dowweg 5
4530 AA Terneuzen
DYNEON GMBH
Germany
Address
Werk Gendorf
84504 Burgkirchen
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS
France
Address
Rue Claude Daunesse, Les Lucioles
06904 Sophia Antipolis
PIRELLI PNEUMATICI SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Sarca 222
20126 Milano
REPSOL PETROLEO SA
Spain
Address
183,Calle Embajadores 183
28045 Madrid
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Address
Pembroke Street
CB2 3RA Cambridge