CORDIS
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CORDIS

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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 831858

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 499 858,75

  • EU contribution

    € 499 858,75

Coordinated by:

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

Project description

English EN

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.

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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

ALPHA RECYCLAGE COMPOSITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 121 833,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 831858

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 499 858,75

  • EU contribution

    € 499 858,75

Coordinated by:

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain