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HIGHLY EFFICIENT CLADDING ECO-PANELS WITH IMPROVED NANO-INSULATION PROPERTIES

Objective

The GELCLAD project aims at creating a novel cost-effective, durable, industrialised and easy to install composite insulation cladding system, based on a single multi-meso-structured panel with excellent insulation properties, made from functional bio-polymer composite (ecoWPC) as skin coupling with unique advanced foamable extrudable aerogel (FEA) as insulation core/layer. The GELCLAD is produced using a single co-extrusion procedure in which both ecoWPC framing skin and FEA core are simultaneously formed such that no discontinuity is formed between them. Using a multilayer effective continuous extrusion allows the benefits of high quality multi-meso-structured systems and productive production to be obtained without the traditional drawbacks of existing bonding lamination of extremely high embodied energy insulation materials, and high labouring and skilled installation of multi material layers. By combining also this biopolymer based ecoWPC/aerogel with passive pre-programed materials responding dynamically to ambient stimuli and control the air flow, GELCLAD wants to target the market as a novel environmentally friendly multi-functional smart cladding solution, to be used as an ecological alternative to the current cladding and ventilated façade systems. The foreseen impacts of the novel GELCLAD will be 20% lower embodied energy and carbon than traditional oil based panels, attain more than 40% reduction of energy savings due to GELCLAD refurbishment, reduce costs of 40% over traditional façade thanks to single panel systems, less installation and maintenance expenses, while providing functional building envelope solutions for a life span over 50 years. Full scale demonstration of the application of the novel cladding generation will be performed in demo and public building in Spain and Slovenia for ready uptake and spreading of new technologies, and many other building systems will follow after the success of GELCLAD.

Call for proposal

H2020-EEB-2016
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUTO PEDRO NUNES ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA
Address
Rua Pedro Nunes
3030-199 Coimbra
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 393 862,50

Participants (12)

NAVODNIK KEMIJSKI INZENIRING d.o.o.
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 377 518,75
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
3000 Celje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 693 787,50
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 125
Address
Bustadt 40
74360 Ilsfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VANNPLASTIC LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Abenbury Way Unit 13 Wrexham 3
LL13 9UZ Wrexham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 668 533,75
Address
Av Do Brasil 101
1700 066 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACTIVE AEROGELS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 214 375
Address
Rua Pedro Nunes - Instituto Pedro Nunes
3030 199 Coimbra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SLOVENSKI GRADBENI GROZD, GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 186 025
Address
Vase 41A
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Other
CONSTRUCCIONES GARCIA RAMA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 206 286,50
Address
Calle Ramon Areces 20 Bajo
33211 Gijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 620 562,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 514 137,50
Address
Bucknalls Lane Garston
WD25 9XX Watford
Activity type
Other
JUB KEMICNA INDUSTRIJA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 126 875
Address
Dol Pri Ljubljani 28
1262 Dol Pri Ljubljani
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPECIALIST BUILDING PRODUCTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 552 619,38
Address
Unit 1B Stratford Court Cranmore Boulevard
B90 4QT Solihull
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)