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Development of a novel, low-cost fireproof Insulation Material

Development of a novel, low-cost fireproof Insulation Material

Objective

The construction industry routinely experiences environments that demand excellent insulation performance – in terms of high humidity or applications demanding high fire resistance. These environments often present complex shapes and limited and difficult to reach space for such insulation materials. Whilst many insulation materials are available commercially, few combine a wide range of high level performance with a low price based on an excellent processability (spraying/injection).

This project aims to address the market ‘gap’ of low-cost, fire-resistant, low-weight insulation materials coupled with excellent processability. It will develop a group of novel insulation materials which exhibit these desirable properties in industrial products by combining clay-nano-composites with supporting additives. The project will develop a suitable processing route for these clay-based insulation materials which minimises production cost by fully automating the spraying/injection production process. The project will develop and test first prototype applications.

It will develop a high-performance insulation material offering a combination of:

• low thermal conductivity (comparable to aerogel materials),
• excellent fire resistance,
• ease of processing (sprayable or injectable),
• hydrophobicity (long term insulation stability in humid environments),
• high durability
• and low cost.
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Coordinator

VENTO NV

Address

Bedrijvenpark Coupure 5
9700 Oudenaarde

Belgium

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 600 337,04

Administrative Contact

Bart Modde (Mr.)

Participants (8)

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IBZ-SALZCHEMIE GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 188 878,56

RUBIO, CARPINTERIA METALLICA Y CERRAJERIA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 66 745,85

GLAS-CRAFT (UK) LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 43 826,76

Advanced Insulation Systems Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 223 555,31

ARCELIK A.S.

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 18 000

THE UK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 18 565,20

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LAS INDUSTRIAS DE LA CONSTRUCCION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 5 760

SIRRIS HET COLLECTIEF CENTRUM VAN DE TECHNOLOGISCHE INDUSTRIE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 29 281,60

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 315562

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2013

  • End date

    28 February 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 528 628,45

  • EU contribution

    € 1 194 950,32

Coordinated by:

VENTO NV

Belgium