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Waste-Based Rapid Adhesive-free Production of Sports goods

Waste-Based Rapid Adhesive-free Production of Sports goods

Objective

Sport Infinity aims to identify and develop innovative partly waste-based long-fibre reinforced composites enabling the automatic production of easily customisable plastic sports goods. The project will focus on the production of balls and shoes and will adopt a design-driven approach exploiting the automation potential of rotation moulding processes, which offer significant design freedom. The innovation potential of the moulding processes to be employed originates from their capacity of bonding together a multitude of different materials, while effecting external product shaping without using glue and/or other adhesives. The starting point is the development of composite materials superimposed in the form of layers in variable ways according to the targeted (custom) shape and the required properties. The insertion of decorative elements in the mould will enable design custom designs, along with 3D printing. An end-to-end collaborative design innovation will be adopted. The Sport Infinity consortium gathers expertise across the value chain from design to material development, production, marketing and distribution and across multiple disciplines industrial design, material science, recycling and industrial processes. The new flexible automatic production, can set a paradigm of competitive production Made in Europe favouring ranging from modular factories to in-store production cells.
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Coordinator

ADIDAS AG

Address

Adi Dassler Strasse 1
91074 Herzogenaurach

Germany

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 1 884 389

Participants (9)

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BASF SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 599 340

KISKA GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 723 800

FILL GESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 932 687

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 206 637

OECHSLER AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 715 855

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 811 710

ASSOCIATION CETI (CENTRE EUROPEEN DES TEXTILES INNOVANTS)

France

EU Contribution

€ 334 937

HYPERCLIQ IKE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 459 567

SPORTSMETHOD LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 102 025

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645987

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.5.

H2020-EU.2.1.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 092 806

  • EU contribution

    € 7 770 947

Coordinated by:

ADIDAS AG

Germany