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Carbon nanotubes for future industrial composites: theoretical potential versus immediate application

Objective

Nanotechnology is expected to lead to high-strength, lightweight polymer nanocomposites because of the properties evident in nanoscale reinforcing elements. Using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon nanofibres (CNFs) as filler materials will introduce electrical conductivity to polymers coupled with an increase in mechanical performance. The proposed Thematic network fiCNT-Netfl co ordinates research activities presently conducted at the participating research centres and industrial partners on CNT / CNF-related projects. The network combines international areas of competence with a group of companies with high technological expertise. The thirteen leading European partners envisage the transfer from fundamental science to cost-effective production of polymer nanocomposites with improved properties and significant positive environmental impact.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

TUTECH INNOVATION GMBH
Address
Denickerstrasse 15
21073 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (15)

ALTROPOL KUNSTSTOFF GMBH
Germany
Address
Daimlerstrasse 9
23612 Stockelsdorf
BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LTD
United Kingdom
Address
267,Fpc 267
BS35 7QW Bristol
CHEMICAL RESEARCH CENTER OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Pusztaszeri Ut 59-67
1025 Budapest
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
C/ Serrano 113 Bis
28006 Madrid
DEGUSSA-HUELS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Paul Baumann Strasse
45764 Marl
DSM RESEARCH B.V.
Netherlands
Address
1,Koestraat 3
6167 RA Geleen
INSAVALOR S.A.
France
Address
20,Avenue Albert Einstein 20 Insa Lyon Bètiment 502
69621 Villeurbanne
INSTITUTE FOR SOLID STATE AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DRESDEN
Germany
Address
20,Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden
RHODIA RECHERCHES S.A.
France
Address
Rue De La Haie-coq 52
Aubervilliers
SAAB ERICSSON SPACE AB
Sweden
Address
Solhusgatan
405 15 Goeteborg
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN HEREINAFTER TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Trininty College Dublin, Physics Department
2 Dublin
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
United Kingdom
Address
Grosvenor Street
M1 7HS Manchester
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Falmer Astronomy Centre
BN1 9QJ Brighton
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Address
Pembroke Street
CB2 3QZ Cambridge
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
Address
Herzl Street 2
76100 Rehovot