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Soluble chain-extendable-polymer- filaments in textile performs for in-situ resin toughening using rtm-technique

Objective

A novel soluble chain-extendable polymer yarn being incorporated in tailored textile pre-form structures for common resin injection technologies allows the manufacturing of durable and cost competitive composite structures for various demanding applications among aerospace, marine, automotive and civil engineering. The realization will substantially contribute to expand the performance of liquid molded composite parts in terms of toughness, strength and surface quality on a prepared level and will provide a significant reduction of material and manufacturing cost. As the new polymer yarn dissolves and implements the tougher in the resin system only after the latter is injected, two directly opposed factors are eliminated - the need for toughened composite structures manufactured with low viscosity resin systems. Here, standard low cost / low viscosity resins can be used, which are modified in site to high performance matrix systems.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Address
2,Place Sainte Barbe 2
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
Belgium

Participants (8)

EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Industriestrasse 4
Donauworth
GIE EADS CCR
France
Address
Boulevard De Montmorency 37
75781 Paris
INSTITUT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH
Germany
Address
Erwin-schroedinger Strasse, Gebaeude 58
67663 Kaiserslautern
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
Address
Avenue Albert Einstein 20, Bètiment Jules Vernes
69621 Villeurbanne
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
Nuns Island
90 Galway
SAERTEX GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
9-11,Brochterbecker Damm 52
48369 Saerbeck
SEAL SPA
Italy
Address
Via S. Quasimodo, 33
20025 Legnano
SIDER ARC S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Galileo Galilei, 45
20010 Cornaredo