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Novel stabilizers for sustainable production of fluoropolymers in supercritical co2

Objective

Fluorinated polymers are high-performance, long-lived materials that exhibit outstanding properties and are essential to a great variety of demanding applications. They are produced by conventional homogeneous solution (e.g., in CFCs) and heterogeneous suspension and emulsion (e.g., in aqueous media) polymerization processes. The use of traditional solvents (e.g., CFSs) has prompted considerable worldwide environmental concern that provides the principal driving force for the development of scCO2 based polymerization technologies. Polymer synthesis in scCO2 can offer significant benefits in terms of process efficiency and product quality. When the environmental advantages of CO2 are combined with its ability to be used as a dispersing medium for a wide variety of fluoropolymers, it becomes clear that CO2 may be the solvent of the future for the fluoropolymer industry.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
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University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
Greece

Participants (6)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
8,Veltmanplatz 8
52062 Aachen
DEGUSSA AG
Germany
Address
Goldschmidtstrasse 100
45127 Essen
SOLVAY SOLEXIS S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Lombardia 20
20021 Baranzate Di Bollate
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Eth Hoenggerberg
8093 Zurich
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
Nottingham
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
Address
Viale Delle Scienze
90128 Palermo