At the moment, metallic conductors like Cu, Ag, etc., as well as non metallic conductors like graphite are used to screen off sensitive electronic components of electromagnetic waves. The application possibilities are characterized by the mechanical properties and the lack of possibility for conduction of high frequency currents. In addition, the insulating properties are rather inadequate. Therefore, the manufacturing of fibers coated with intrinsically conducting polymers, will be developed, which not only have outstanding mechanical properties but can be incorporate in polymer matrices and are also characterized by excellent heat insulation. The coated fibers can be of biological origin, (wood, wool, flax) as well as synthetic fibers. These novel materials will be manufactured and used by participating SMEs.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards