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Pilot line based on novel manufacturing technologies for cellulose-based electrical insulation components

Objective

Production of electrical insulation components is globally a B$1.19 business. Cellulose is one commonly used raw material for insulation components. State-of-the-art production methods for high quality electrical insulation products are typically labour intensive and slow.
The main objective of NOVUM is to develop and demonstrate a compact and feasible pilot line concept based on novel processing technologies for rapid, design driven production of advanced cellulose-based electrical insulation components. This new pilot line will result in significant efficiency improvement and higher productivity and flexibility, while ensuring lower operational costs as compared with the state-of-the-art process. Manual production will be replaced by an automated manufacturing concept with increased resource efficiency, including 40% reduction in labour time and 60% reduction in waste generation, 20% lower energy consumption and 40% decrease in operating costs.
Processing technologies in the focus of NOVUM are 3D printing of cellulose-based materials having thermoplastic features as well as foam forming and thermoforming of cellulose fibres. These three technologies will be developed in parallel to each other, together with the cellulose materials, in order to reach optimal combination for the pilot line concept. Besides technical feasibility, the decision on the pilot line concept will be based on the end use requirements as well as on economic, social and environmental impacts including circular economy considerations.
The novel manufacturing concept will also enable exploitation of the full potential of design in generating form and thus novel functionalities to cellulose-based electrical insulation components. In addition, the concept will be based on multipliable technologies, enabling their transition and wide adoption for cellulose-based materials across the process industry and for applications beyond NOVUM for other industrial areas.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-SPIRE-2017

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
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€ 1 960 589,73
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

Participants (15)

ABB SPZOO

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Poland
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€ 87 460,21
Address
Ul. Zeganska 1
04 713 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 37 482,94
PAPER BOTTLE COMPANY AS

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Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 694 901,54
Address
Fabriksvangen 5a
3550 Slangerup

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Danmark Hovedstaden Nordsjælland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 297 814,95
VERTECH GROUP

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France
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 64 285,71
3DTECH OY

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Finland
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€ 236 595,86
Address
Hyvoninkatu 1
24240 Salo

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Varsinais-Suomi
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 101 398,23
RMA SP ZOO

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Poland
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€ 0,00
Address
Chwaszczynska 133a
81 571 Gdynia

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Makroregion północny Pomorskie Trójmiejski
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
EXERGY LTD

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United Kingdom
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€ 114 665,89
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 49 142,52
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
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€ 358 750,00
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Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow

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Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
J RETTENMAIER & SOHNE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
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€ 79 625,00
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Holzmuhle 1
73494 Rosenberg

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Ostalbkreis
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 34 125,00
AHLSTROM-MUNKSJÖ SPECIALTIES

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France
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€ 13 169,81
Address
Rue De La Papeterie
59166 Bousbecque

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Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 5 644,20
ABIS SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA SPK
Poland
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€ 1 141 000,00
Address
Ul. Kamienna 17
30 199 Rzaska

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Krakowski
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 489 000,00
HITACHI ENERGY POLAND SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
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€ 141 750,00
Address
Ul. Zeganska 1
04-713 Warszawa

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Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 60 750,00
MEYER TURKU OY
Finland
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€ 134 575,00
Address
Telakkakatu 1
20240 Abo

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Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Varsinais-Suomi
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 57 675,00
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
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€ 103 500,00
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
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€ 0,00
BRINTER OY
Finland
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€ 922 520,09
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Itainen Pitkakatu 4 C
20520 Turku

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Varsinais-Suomi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 395 365,75
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LEDEVELOPPEMENT D'INNOVATIONS ET DETECHNOLOGIES POUR LA PROTECTION DEL'HERITAGE ENVIRONNEMENTAL, SOCIAL
France
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€ 341 250,00
Address
48 Avenue Mont Rabeau
06200 Nice

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00