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A Training Network on Designing Novel Bio-based Fibre Products for Targeted Advanced Properties and New Applications

A Training Network on Designing Novel Bio-based Fibre Products for Targeted Advanced Properties and New Applications

Objective

FibreNet will train young fibre-professionals having multidisciplinary view to develop sustainable bio-based fibre products with tailored properties for different application fields in both academic and non-academic sectors. Bio-based fibre products are one of the corner-stones in the European bio-based industry corresponding to 12% of the employment in manufacturing. The industry, including such sectors as packaging, paper, biocomposites and biomedical and hygienic textiles, is currently undergoing a fundamental transformation in order to respond to the competition raised i) by low-wage countries and ii) by fossil-based materials. A common consensus in Europe is that to remain competitive and sustain the bio-based fibre industries in Europe, we should focus on developing new high added value products that have specific functionalities but reduced environmental impacts.

In fibre-based products, developing new properties and improving the performance are, however, typically long and time-consuming processes. They usually involve massive and expensive laboratory and pilot-scale trials, which are followed by statistical analyses. There is a particular knowledge gap in understanding the influence of fibre and fibre interface properties on the mechanical properties of the end-product especially when developing products with tailored performance and functionalities. In addition to the research gap, there is a training gap in Europe, as we do not currently have a training programme which would educate professionals having a skill set needed for the fibre-centered approach that we propose in FibreNet.

To fill the research and training gaps, we propose here a unique training and research network which provides and further develops knowhow, methods and tools in functionalization, characterization, numerical modelling and production of bio-based fibre products at multiple length scales. The network covers expertise on packaging, paper, biocomposites and biomedical textiles.

Coordinator

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Address

Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 807 436,08

TTY-SAATIO

Address

Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Participants (7)

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UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

KEMIRA OYJ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 269 145,36

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 527 318,64

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 501 120

PREDILNICA LITIJA DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 234 997,56

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 511 868,16

UNIVERZA V MARIBORU

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 469 995,12

Partners (7)

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EDUCELL PODJETJE ZA CELICNO BIOLOGI JO DOO

TETRA PAK PACKAGING SOLUTIONS AB

BILLERUDKORSNAS AKTIEBOLAG (PUBL)

MONDI AG

Bcomp Ltd

ITA TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM AACHEN

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764713

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 832 629,48

  • EU contribution

    € 3 832 629,48

Coordinated by:

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland