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Melt-made polymer nanocomposites " melt-nanocomp"

Objective

Nanocomposites exhibit unique combinations of properties e.g. improved mechanical and surface properties, lower densities as compared with conventional reinforced plastics, and halogen-free flame retardancy. However, nanocomposites manufacture requires the use of expensive nanofillers.

This RTD project aims at decreasing the costs:
i) by avoiding expensive wet-chemistry steps and;
ii) by reducing the number of processing steps. A first main innovation is the combination of high-shear compounding and reactive processing techniques to produce concentrates. A second originality is the combination of high-shear and in-line processing technologies, enabling shaping of pieces in one compounding/processing step. Technology demonstrators for the automotive, electrical and mechanical moulded goods will be produced.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

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

Participants (9)

BOREALIS GMBH
Austria
Address
St Peter Strasse, 25
4021 Linz
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE ET D'ETUDE SUR LES PROCÉDÉS D'IGNIFUGATION DES MATÉRIAUX
France
Address
Rue Christophe Colomb
67200 Bruay La Buissière - 67200
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Université Des Sciences Et Technologie De Lille (L
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq
COPERION WERNER & PFEIDERER GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Theodorstrasse 10
70466 Stuttgart
CTP DAVALL LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Travellers Lane Welham Green
AL9 7JB Welham Green,hatfieid
DSM RESEARCH B.V.
Netherlands
Address
1,Koestraat 3
6167 RA Geleen
INTIER AUTOMOTIVE EYBL GMBH (EBERGASSING) & CO OHG
Austria
Address
Goetzendorferstrasse 3-5
2435 Ebergassing
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
France
Address
Centre De Recherches A2
38050 Grenoble
UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF LILLE
France
Address
Université Des Sciences Et Technologie De Lille (L
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq