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Advanced high temperature insulating fibres with safe physiological properties.

Objective

Inorganic fibres with diam. <3 µm; length >5 µm and L/D >3/1 can enter human lungs and cause cancer. Carcinogenic potential also depends on chemical characteristics; but most ceramic fibres and other fibres being used to substitute asbestos are also now on the WHO index. 'Bio-soluble' fibres have been developed which dissolve in the lungs; but due to poor chemical resistance this is not a solution to the problems of HT process industries. The project therefore aims at developing an inorganic HT fibre with geometry and material properties far from the WHO limits. Temperature resistance will be up to 1400°C. In addition the properties will allow textile manufacturing with flexibility similar to heavy textile fibres. The project will comprise material and process development for fibres, fibre processing into technical textiles and application research. SMEs active in material, fibre and textile manufacturing, big industrial end users and research institutes will be involved.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BELCHEM FIBER MATERIALS GMBH
Address
Industriegebiet Muldenhuetten
09599 Freoberg (Sachs)
Germany

Participants (8)

FREIBERG UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
29,Leipziger Strasse 29
09596 Freoberg (Sachs)
HORNSTEIN GLASTEXTIL AG
Austria
Address
Industriestrasse Ii/7
7053 Hornstein
INSULCON B.V.
Netherlands
Address
4,Zilverhoek 4
4650 AC Steenbergen Nb
KERAMAB N.V.
Belgium
Address
Haverheidelaan 4
9140 Temse
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
De Rondom 1
5612 AP Eindhoven
ORNELA A.S.
Czechia
Address

468 61 Desna
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Brinellvägen 23
10044 Stockholm
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4, Case 174
75252 Paris