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New tailor-made sizing strategies for recycled carbon fibres to improve the mechanical properties of polymeric and cementitious composites

Project description

Tailoring carbon fibres to the perfect sizing

Carbon fibre-reinforced polymers are used in various industries requiring strong but lightweight products. Sizing – a process of drawing out individual carbon fibres, coating them and combining them into a single fibre – protects against damage during handling, weaving and processing. This strengthened bonding between the fibre and the resin improves its mechanical properties in terms of compressive strength and shear strength. The aim of the EU-funded project CUSTOMISIZE is to develop improved carbon fibre-sizing methods that can increase interfacial shear strength by 90 %. Increasing the interface strength between the carbon and the resin will lead to the production of higher-performance composites.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP08-2018-01
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Coordinator

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 251 080

Participants (2)

RESCOLL
France
EU contribution
€ 126 945
Address
Allee Geoffroy Saint Hilaire 8
33600 Pessac
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALPHA RECYCLAGE COMPOSITES
France
EU contribution
€ 121 833,75
Address
4 Rue Jules Vedrines
31000 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)