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Up-Scaled Production of Graphene Reinforced Thermosetting Polymers for Composite, Coating and Adhesive Applications

Obiettivo

The concept of PolyGraph is to develop new production techniques which will deliver industrial-scale quantities of graphene-reinforced thermosetting polymers, suitable for use in a number of key applications where improvements are needed in the strength, stiffness, toughness, electrical conductivity and thermal properties; such as fibre-reinforced composite resins, coatings and adhesives.

The ultimate aim of PolyGraph is to develop a process in which graphene can be produced and dispersed “in-situ” within thermosetting polymer resins, using relatively inexpensive expanded graphite as a starting material.
We propose a staged approach to reach this ambitious goal, starting with production of graphene via new chemical and mechano-chemical methods and its subsequent dispersion in thermosetting resins. We will then further develop and modify existing mixing and dispersion equipment to enable the exfoliation of expanded graphite to be carried out directly in thermosetting resins. A further aim is to optimise techniques for the production of fibre-reinforced composites, adhesives and coatings, to ensure that the graphene remains well distributed in the final part.

As a result, we will significantly lower the overall cost of these materials and make them viable for use in the composites, coatings and adhesives industries.

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NETCOMPOSITES LIMITED
Indirizzo
Bridge Way 4A Broom Business Park
S41 9QG Chesterfield
United Kingdom
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo UE
€ 762 372

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IMERYS GRAPHITE & CARBON SWITZERLAND SA
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 262 018,50
Indirizzo
Strada Industriale
6743 Bodio
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 275 461,50
Indirizzo
Warwick House Farnborough Aerospace Centre
GU14 6YU Farnborough
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVANZARE INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA SL
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 316 860
Indirizzo
Avenida Lentiscares 4 6
26370 Navarrete
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
YTRON Process Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 291 360
Indirizzo
Am Anger 25
83233 Bernau
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 579 880
Indirizzo
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAIREM SOCIETE POUR L APPLICATION INDUSTRIELLE DE LA RECHERCHE EN ELECTRONIQUE ET MICRO ONDES SAS
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 237 520
Indirizzo
82 Rue Elisee Reclus
69150 Decines-charpieu
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROBNOR RESINS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 151 360
Indirizzo
Hunts Rise - Robnor Resins - South Marston Park
SN 3 4 TE Swindon
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NETZSCH FEINMAHLTECHNIK GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 264 244,80
Indirizzo
Sedanstrasse 70
95100 Selb
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 541 645
Indirizzo
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 341 700
Indirizzo
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 349 747,50
Indirizzo
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 408 911,40
Indirizzo
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
HMG Paints Ltd
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 248 083,30
Indirizzo
Riverside Works
M40 7RU Manchester
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)