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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-SPIRE-2017
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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
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Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 210 589,72

Participants (15)

ABB SPZOO

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Poland
EU contribution
€ 87 460,21
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Ul. Zeganska 1
04 713 Warszawa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAPER BOTTLE COMPANY AS

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Denmark
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€ 694 901,54
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Fabriksvangen 5A
3550 Slangerup
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP

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France
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€ 150 000
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
3DTECH OY

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Finland
EU contribution
€ 236 595,86
Address
Hyvoninkatu 1
24240 Salo
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RMA SP ZOO

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Poland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Chwaszczynska 133A
81 571 Gdynia
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXERGY LTD

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United Kingdom
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€ 114 665,89
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Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 358 750
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Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
J RETTENMAIER & SOHNE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 93 625
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Holzmuhle 1
73494 Rosenberg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AHLSTROM-MUNKSJÖ SPECIALTIES

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France
EU contribution
€ 13 169,81
Address
Rue De La Papeterie
59166 Bousbecque
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABIS SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA SPK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 1 141 000
Address
Ul. Kamienna 17
30 199 Rzaska
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABB POWER GRIDS POLAND SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 141 750
Address
Ul. Zeganska 1
04-713 Warszawa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEYER TURKU OY
Finland
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€ 210 700
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Telakkakatu 1
20240 Abo
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CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
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€ 103 500
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Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
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Research Organisations
BRINTER OY
Finland
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€ 582 395,10
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Itainen Pitkakatu 4 C
20520 Turku
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT D'INNOVATIONS ET DE TECHNOLOGIES POUR LA PROTECTION DE L'HERITAGE ENVIRONNEMENTAL, SOCIAL
France
EU contribution
€ 341 250
Address
Avenue De Fabron 7 Residence Les Grands Cedres
06200 Nice
Activity type
Research Organisations