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IMPROVING RECYCLABILITY OF THERMOSET COMPOSITE MATERIALS THROUGH A GREENER RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY BASED ON REVERSIBLE BIOBASED BONDING MATERIALS

Objective

VIBES project presents an innovative solution to resolve the end-of-life issues of thermoset composites based on the development of a new green technology focused on the controlled separation and recovery of composite material components by means of developing customised biobased bonding materials (BBM). BBM are biobased chemical moieties that will decompose under specific external stimuli (temperature, UV or electrical pulse) allowing the separation between the matrix and the reinforcing material, and facilitating the dissociation of the polymer chains of the resins to favour their efficient processing and recycling through a green washing bath, recovering the monomers/oligomers and fibres for their upcycling into new products. VIBES will study and combine three different chemical approaches to obtain BBM: vitrimers, Diels-Alder, and supramolecular architectures.
VIBES project will directly contribute to achieve SIRA’s objectives in KPI1, KPI2, KPI5 and KPI8 and to demonstrate the solution decreasing the amount of non-biodegradable polymers sent to disposal or discharged to the environment by at least 40%. VIBES consortium involves 13 partners (industrially driven): 4 RTD (AITIIP, LEITAT, ULIM and DITF), 7 SME (SP, BCIRC, F&D, ARCHA, Q-PLAN, IDEC and JUNO), 1 Large Companies (ACC), and 1 OTHER (PLATA) accounting to 3 BIC associated (AITIIP, LEITAT, and ULIM). The proposed 48-months will comprise a total estimated budget of 5,299,800 €; being the 20.3% covered by consortium own contribution (in-kinds) and adding 524,311€ in additional investments during the project implementation and 9,385,000€ envisaged to upgrade TRL after the end of the project. Benefits will be significant in terms of companies growth (23.2%), increasing jobs (37 direct, 1800 indirect) and turnover (124M€) by promoting at least 2 new sector interconnections in the new created “Intrinsic Recyclable Thermoset Composites Value Chain”

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2020
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Coordinator

FUNDACION AITIIP
Address
Poligono Empresarium, Calle Romero N 12-14
50720 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 758 562,50

Participants (12)

SPECIFIC POLYMERS
France
EU contribution
€ 525 496,67
Address
Avenue Des Cocardieres 150 Zac Via Domitia
34160 Castries
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 458 966
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 527 432,97
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 350 750
Address
Korschtalstrasse 26
73770 Denkendorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
WEVERIJ FLIPTS EN DOBBELS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 164 700
Address
Groenestraat 220
8800 Roeselare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BCIRCULAR COMPOSITES SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 411 691,11
Address
Calle Almeria 1 Poligono Industrial Cidesa
08740 Sant Andreu De La Barca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORCIO AERODROMO AEROPUERTO DE TERUEL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 124 400
Address
Poligono De Tiro 4
44396 Teruel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGENIERIA Y DESARROLLOS EN COMPOSITE S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 159 740
Address
C/ Albert Einstein 29
01510 Miñano Menor,
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JUNO COMPOSITES LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 135 350
Address
Dungillick
H18KV62 Emyvale
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LABORATORI ARCHA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 246 950
Address
Via Di Tegulaia 10 A
56100 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS PC
Greece
EU contribution
€ 360 000
Address
11 El Venizelou Str
551 33 Kalamaria, Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)