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Advanced BIObased polyurethanes and fibres for the autoMOTIVE industry with increased environmental sustainability

Advanced BIObased polyurethanes and fibres for the autoMOTIVE industry with increased environmental sustainability

Objective

Vehicles are composed by different materials and a noticeable and fundamental fraction of them (20% w/w) is constituted by plastic material, among which polyurethanes. PU is fundamental since, thanks to its properties, it enables to reduce the overall weight of the car, resulting also in a lower fuel consumption. More and more vehicles’ manufacturers and suppliers are betting on biobased alternatives derived from renewable raw materials, but a biobased plastic able to mimic technical properties of PUs as well as to provide the required aesthetics and haptics has not been developed yet. The BIOMOTIVE project will pave the ground towards the production and subsequent market penetration of biobased automotive interior parts with enhanced technical performance, improved environmental profile and economic competitiveness, with the aim of replacing the fossil-based, non-biodegradable counterparts. Within the project, innovative and advanced biobased materials with an increased biobased content (60-80%), i.e. thermoplastic polyurethanes, 2-components thermoset polyurethane foams and regenerated natural fibres, will be produced starting from renewable biomass feedstock not in competition with food and feed, leveraging innovative production techniques. Such materials will be validated into cars’ interior parts (door handles and automotive seats) demonstrating advanced properties in terms of resistance to fire, mechanical strength and flexibility as well as improved recyclability of the end-of-life products. The project will also aim at demonstrating an innovative process for the production of 100% biobased NIPUs, with moisture-repellant properties. The involvement of external industrial players thorough targeted dissemination events will pave the ground to the widening of the market applications of the developed biomaterials: regenerated fibres from paper-grade wood pulp into textile production and biobased TPUs in nature based solutions within the construction sector.
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SELENA LABS SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

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Ul. Polna 14-18
55 011 Siechnice

Poland

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 3 384 980,21

Participants (15)

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MAIER SCOOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

METSA FIBRE OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 615 522

NOVAMONT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 3 145 625

THURINGISCHES INSTITUT FUR TEXTIL-UND KUNSTSTOFF-FORSCHUNG RUDOLSTADTEV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 719 093,75

INSTYTUT CIEZKIEJ SYNTEZY ORGANICZNEJ BLACHOWNIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 183 750

NADIR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 152 075

E-OFFICE7 SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 260 312,33

LEDA POLYMER SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 221 374,96

I.S.C. RO TECHNOLOGY SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 203 000

INTAP TOBIK SPOLKA JAWNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 313 206,25

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 104 441,25

PATENTOPOLIS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 226 346,75

FUNDACION CARTIF

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 301 875

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

RINA SERVICES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 302 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 745766

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 186 325,05

  • EU contribution

    € 10 659 352,50

Coordinated by:

SELENA LABS SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland