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Innovative environmentally friendly flame-retarded polypropylene nanocomposites

Objective

Innovative polypropylene nanocomposites will be developed for automotive and electronics applications. Nanocomposites will be prepared by exfoliation of modified nanometer-thick clay platelets in both virgin and modified polypropylenes. Innovative, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective synthesis and processing methods will be utilized to engineer mutual compatibility between the inorganic clays and the organic polymers. The nanocomposites will possess improved mechanical and thermal properties and will be suitable to replace materials such as metals and rigid-PVC. The developed materials will be inherently flame-retardant and will reduce the need for hazardous flame retardant additives. The use of nanocomposites in automotive parts will reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Halogen-free housings with reduced flammability for the electronics sector will contribute to consumer safety.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

S AND B INDUSTRIAL MINERALS S.A.
Address
23,Agias Annis Street 23
18233 Pireas
Greece

Participants (7)

CARMEL OLEFINS LTD
Israel
Address
Ha-histadrut Avenue
31014 Haifa
DEAD SEA BROMINE GROUP LTD
Israel
Address
Kroitzer Street 12
84101 Beer Sheva
FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vasilika Vouton
71110 Iraklion
INSTM - CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
Address
Via Risorgimento 35, Universita Degli Studi Di Pis
56126 Pisa
LAVIOSA CHIMICA MINERARIA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Galvani 20
57123 Livorno
POLIPLAST S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Del Vala 20
20048 Carate Brianza (Milano)
S&B INDUSTRIAL MINERALS GMBH
Germany
Address
Schmielenfeldstrasse 78
45772 Marl