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Development of safe and eco-friendly flame retardant materials based on CNT co-additives for commodity polymers

Objective

Currently, best flame retardant formulations are still often based on halogenated flame retardants (FR). Those halogneted FR are supsected to endcrine disrupters when leaching from the material and produce toxic fumes and acids (HBr, HCl, organoirritants, PCDD/Fs etc.).
DEROCA project aims at (i) developing and introducing new safer and more eco-friendly FRs through exploiting the synergistic effect of carbon nanotubes with phosphorus based flame retardants and other new promising additives in intumescent or carbon crust formation systems by promoting a more efficient/cost competitive solution; (ii) developing small scale test methods and models to predict full end product standard scale test results based on small scalte tests.
The approach will be multifaceted: (i) to better understand and promote interactions between CNT and different (FR) additives; (ii) to develop FR applications for five final products which represent large volumes of commodity polymers, i.e. automotive industry, wire and cable, industrial packaging and foam; (iii) to demonstrate and to assess fire performance of end-products, including fire toxicity; (iv) to develop models for the prediction of fire classification of materials based on small scale tests; (v) to introduce small scale test methods and models developed into international standardization; (vi) to assess the mechanical and other product specific essential properties of the FR polymer; (vii) to assess toxcicity and environmental impact of the FRs developed both in the production chain and in the end use product; (ix) to assess the overall envrionmental impact of the Frs developed FRs through LCA.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-SME-6
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Coordinator

NANOCYL SA
Address
Rue De L'essor 4
5060 Sambreville
Belgium

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Luizi (Mrs.)
EU contribution
€ 772 819,22

Participants (8)

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE DE LILLE
France
EU contribution
€ 310 638,75
Address
Cite Scientifique Avenue Mendeleiev
59650 Villeneuve D'ascq

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olivier Durreau (Mr.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 300 562,25
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Andersson (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 533 416,88
Address
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PR1 2HE Preston

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna A Stec (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 318 672,90
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Silvia Ruscelli (Mrs.)
VAMP TECHNOLOGIES
Italy
EU contribution
€ 306 500
Address
Viale Delle Industrie 10 12
20040 Busnago

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Miani (Mr.)
AKYUZ PLASTIK SANAYI VE TICARET AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 141 000
Address
Istoc 32 Ada 18
34217 Ikitelli - Istanbul

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Murat Akyuz (Mr.)
NMC s.a.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 83 100
Address
Gert-noël-straße
4731 Eynatten

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guy Woschek (Mr.)
LEONI STUDER AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 179 440
Address
Herrenmattstrasse 20
4658 Daniken

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lydie Delineau (Dr.)