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Biocompatible flexible polymer alloys based on polyesters from renewable resources for mass- consumer applications involving contact with human fluids and tissues

Objective

The massive consumption of crude fossil fuel both as energy source and as raw material supply result indeed in environmental penalties incompatible with the concept of sustainable growth in a modern society. In this context, production of fine chemicals through their natural synthesis by fermentation of excess agricultural products or agro-industrial sub-products is a very appealing alternative compared to their conventional production from petrochemical sources. In particular, the synthesis from natural resources of polymers which could be blended to Poly (vinyl chloride), PVC, for production of polymer alloys with properties comparable to elasticised PVC grades, thus leading to a total replacement of phthalate PVC elasticises nowadays heavily contested from both medical and environmental points of view specially in highly-demanding applications such as blood and plasma bags, medical tubing or toys, will be an extremely successful development due to the very high volumes of productions involved and the resulting safety improvement for these highly-demanding applications, and it constitutes the overall objective of the present project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

EVC COMPOUDS
Address
Via Leonardo Da Vinci 5
44011 Argenta
Italy

Participants (8)

AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA ANTONIO DI SUMMA
Italy
Address
Piazza Di Summa
72100 Brindisi
GIE LESAFFRE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
Address
147,Rue Gabriel Peri 147
59706 Marcq-en-baroeul
INSTM - CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
Address
Via B. Varchi 59
50132 Firenze
JESMAR SA
Spain
Address
Ctra. De Alcoy S/n
03410
POLYMER LABORATORIES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Unit 4/5, The Mynd Industrial Estate
SY6 6AX Church Stretton
PRONEFRO - PRODUCTOS NEFROLOGICOS
Portugal
Address
Zona Industrial Maja I - Sector Vii - Rua B Lote
4470 Maia
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Teknikringen 56-58
100 44 Stockholm
VYGON SA
France
Address
5-11,Rue Adeline 5-11
95440 Ecouen