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Resource-Efficient Factory Of Recyclable Manufacturing composite components

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 283336

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 090 917,05

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 995

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

Objective

REFORM focuses on more resource-efficiency and cleaner manufacturing technologies for composite components to be exploited in different industrial sectors (e.g. Transport, Energy, Construction, ..). Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are becoming very popular as their use reduces weight and allow innovative designs for energy-saving products during service-life. Nevertheless, service-life does not represent the total solution. A total life cycle view must be taken including manufacturing and end of life reuse, recyclability and/or disposal.
The central idea of REFORM is to focus on the manufacturing processes of FRP components considering, with an holistic view, the whole manufacturing cycle.
The environmental friendly process technologies for Forming, Machining (cutting & trimming), Assembly and Recycling are specifically considered, as well methods to integrate the proposed technologies into the eco-factory of the future.
REFORM considers specific RTD and Demonstration activities capable to provide advances towards full green economically viable manufacturing.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Address

Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2tn Sheffield

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 618 566

Administrative Contact

Rosemary Gault (Dr.)

Participants (12)

TEKS SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 462 352

MACH4 LAB SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 399 220

DVST LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 369 072

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 396 407

NOVA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 374 400

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 430 912

ModuleWorks GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 266 640

FORMTECH COMPOSITE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 300 400

RISE SICOMP AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 283 843

DIAD GROUP SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 397 559

AZIMUT-BENETTI S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 371 824

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 328 800

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 283336

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 090 917,05

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 995

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom