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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.
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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)

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MUEGGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 238 500

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 389 022

COMPOSITES ARAGON SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 218 905

SYNTHESITES INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIESEPE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 263 600

POLYMEC SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 317 315

RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 212 100

RESOLTECH

France

EU Contribution

€ 201 736

RESCOLL

France

EU Contribution

€ 376 441

ECOINNOVA TERMOESTABLES SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 248 400

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 327 180

ALKE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 226 260

PULTREX LIMITED

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609149

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 052 055,18

  • EU contribution

    € 3 549 577

Coordinated by:

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain