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New environmentally friendly technology for cellulose three-dimensional objects

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G1RD-CT-1999-00130

  • Start date

    1 September 2000

  • End date

    31 January 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 643 428

  • EU contribution

    € 1 342 505

Coordinated by:

SPONTEX

France

Objective

The aim of this proposal is to develop an efficient, non-polluting processing to produce massive 3D cellulose objects-sponge, insulation foams, or composite matrix. Recently, a new process-based on direct dissolution of cellulose in NMMO-has been developed for two-dimensional objects. To adapt this process to massive three-dimensional objects, the change from the old viscose sponges will be the reference. The objectives are to replace the old polluting viscose process for sponges by a new near zero waste NMMO process and to produce three-dimensional object with the NMMO technology and develop their use replacing synthetic non-biodegradable polymers. A cooperation between industrials and academic laboratories specialized in cellulose and polymers will lead after three year to a lab-scale pilot for producing cellulose sponges.

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Coordinator

SPONTEX

Address

74, St. Just Des Marais
60026 Beauvais

France

Participants (5)

"P.PONI" INSTITUTE OF MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY

Romania

Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels - ARMINES

France

CENTRE DE RESSOURCES TECHNOLOGIQUES EN CHIMIE

Belgium

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS

France

LENZING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G1RD-CT-1999-00130

  • Start date

    1 September 2000

  • End date

    31 January 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 643 428

  • EU contribution

    € 1 342 505

Coordinated by:

SPONTEX

France