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"Self healing innovative elastomers for dynamic seals, damping and noise reduction"

Objective

"Overall objective of the SHINE project is to develop a novel generation of elastomers that undergo spontaneous self-healing, leading to enhanced durability and reliability of the products made thereof (dynamic seals, shock absorbers, anti-vibration devices for vehicles, roads, railroads and bridges). The elastomers can heal without human intervention and can undergo multiple healing stages. They can prevent damage propagation by healing the microcracks or repair themselves in the case of accidental break. The objectives include also developing and standardizing test methods to quantify the efficiency and effectiveness of the self-healing process.
The scientific and technical concept is based on the use of dynamic crosslinks both covalent and supramolecular (H-bonds and ionic interactions) that can be broken and reversibly reestablished to provide self-healing. Supported by the SHINE Exploitation Plan the new elastomers will be used to formulate, compound, manufacture and evaluate the final products as listed above. The results will be disseminated to initiate further research in this field.
The products made by the self-healing elastomers will have prolonged lifetime, will increase reliability and enhance safety when used in vehicles, machinery and transportation infrastructure. The societal benefits are in reduction of roads incidents, injuries and fatalities, reduction in environmental pollution, and reduction of urban noise. The economic benefits include less road maintenance work, less traffic jams and waste of time associated with this, savings in energy and natural resources consumption, reduced machinery idle time due to frequent reparations, and reduced transportation costs, which will eventually improve the competitiveness of the European industry.
A total of 574 person-months with project duration of 42 months are proposed for achieving the objectives of the project. SHINE has a budget of 6,2 million €, with a requested EC funding of 3,9 million €."

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STICHTING DUTCH POLYMER INSTITUTE
Address
John F Kennedylaan 2
5600 AX Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 321 600
Administrative Contact
Ronald Korstanje (Mr.)

Participants (11)

FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 519 293
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jon Lacunza (Mr.)
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 572 720
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Falce (Mr.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 336 530
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gelinde Riese (Mrs.)
ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DECHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DEPARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 365 586
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
François Fuseau (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 394 455
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 321 550
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)
STRATOSPHERE SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 211 298
Address
Avepark Parque Da Ciencia E Da Tecnologia Edificio Park, Braga
4805 017 Guimaraes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Neuza Salgado (Mrs.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 334 999
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hoekstra (Mr.)
TEIJIN ARAMID BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 228 468
Address
Velperweg 76
6824 BM Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Dohmeier (Mr.)
SKF BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 207 000
Address
Meidoornkade 14
3992 AE Houten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ganga Sima (Mrs.)
BIWI SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 138 250
Address
Route De La Transjurane 22
2855 Glovelier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Filomeno Corvasce (Dr.)