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Development of an innovative manufacturing process for the in-LINE COAting of pultruded composites

Objective

COALINE will develop a in-line clean one-stage process, which is free of VOCs and small particles emissions, able to produce properly coated composite pultruded profiles by means of the development of the sensing technology, advanced mould design and microwave aided curing needed to foster an improved composite – coating adhesion with a reduced labor and process cost. COALINE profiles will be joined to other materials by means of a primer type coating, incorporated also in-line, with bonding on-demand properties.
Composites obtained by means of the COALINE technology will be protected with the selected coating, with a minor cost to the non-coated profiles in a fast, automated and smart manufacturing process, fostering the implementation of lightweight materials in applications such as aeronautics, automotive, marine, building, etc. The coating of the profile will provide specific properties to the composites, such as corrosion resistance in aggressive environments, fire resistance for buildings or improved surface properties (brightness, aspect or colour).
COALINE technology will produce coated pultruded composite profiles made out of glass or carbon fibers and polyester, vinylester or epoxy resins. The coating
COALINE aims to address the production of valuable coated pultruded profiles by means of the following innovations:
• A microwave heating system that will reduce the polymerization time and the energy employed to produce the composites.
• New range of modified resins and gel-coats with MW susceptors to improve radiation absorption and achieve a fast curing process.
• An innovative control system to foster the adhesion of the coating to the composite by means of a controlled curing degree in each stage of the process.
• The development of innovative fast curing primers to permit the employment of de-bonding on demand adhesives to foster the adhesion between the composite and other metallic part, the recycling and maintenance of the pultruded structures.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites/carbon fiber
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/fibers

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Address
Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 530 118
Administrative Contact
Santiago Gálvez Settier (Mr.)

Participants (12)

MUEGGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 238 500
Address
Hochstrasse 4-6
64385 Reichelsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Doris Mügge (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 389 022
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
COMPOSITES ARAGON SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 218 905
Address
Ctra Cogullada 20 Nave 12 Parque Tecnologico Cogullada
50014 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rubén Martín (Mr.)
SYNTHESITES INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIESEPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 263 600
Address
Kyprion Agoniston 33
18541 Peiraias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikos Pantelelis (Dr.)
POLYMEC SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 317 315
Address
C/rio Manzanares Parcela B23
30564 Lorqui
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carmen Sanchez Botella (Ms.)
RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 212 100
Address
Kalku Iela 1
1658 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Evgeny Barkanov (Prof.)
RESOLTECH
France
EU contribution
€ 201 736
Address
Impasse Emeri 35 Pole D Activites
13510 Eguilles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Calmon (Mr.)
RESCOLL
France
EU contribution
€ 376 441
Address
Allee Geoffroy Saint Hilaire 8
33600 Pessac
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Konstantin Sipos (Mr.)
ECOINNOVA TERMOESTABLES SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 248 400
Address
Calle Musico Lopez Chavarri Pta 8 6
46003 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Castro (Mr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 327 180
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.)
ALKE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 226 260
Address
Via Cile 3-5-7
35127 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lamberto Salvan (Mr.)
PULTREX LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Old Ipswich Road Apex 12
CO7 7QR Colchester Essex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Colin Leek (Mr.)