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Designed nanostructured hybrid polymers: polymerisation catalysis and tecton assembly

Designed nanostructured hybrid polymers: polymerisation catalysis and tecton assembly

Objective

Learning from nature, the major objective of the Nanohybrid project is to develop fundamental knowledge in order to be able to elaborate new melt processable nanophase-separated hybrid materials with controlled architecture, derived from low cost petrochem ical olefin feedstocks without sacrificing easy polymer melt processing. On the contrary to most current nanocomposites, where mainly physical bonding between nanofiller and matrix are obtained, the NANOHYBRID project will strive for combining chemical and physical bonding which would allow a real breakthrough in material's properties. The project will be focussed on : 1) Creation of new knowledge related to macromolecular architecture designs via transition metal catalysis which will open up access to nove l random and block copolymers (BCs) and polymer product compositions. 2) Understanding the phenomena of nanocompomers' and nanocomposites' formation either during in-situ polymerisation or during melt processing 3) Investigation of fundamental characterist ics of the organic-inorganic interphase region by multi-scale analysis. 4) Application-oriented property enhancement, thanks to nanostructured hybrid polyolefins. In the medium to long term, tecton and hybrid approaches to advanced nanostructured polymers via catalytic polymerisation combined with block copolymer self-assembly will offer unique benefits and opportunities for new applications and products. Targeted enhanced properties are: scratch resistance, modulus improvement without sacrificing stiffness , heat distortion temperature, flame retardancy, barrier properties (super hydrofobic/hydro philic, UV radiation, conductivity, antimicrobial, etc.). The industrial sectors concerned could be automotive, communication technology, MEMS, packaging, and texti le. The consortium of the NANOHYBRID project involves top scientists from 3 national research centres, 5 academics, 3 industrial technology providers and 2 end users.'

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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7 (Project Postal Address: Ismac-Cnr Via E. Bassini, 15 Milano, 201333, Italy)
Roma

Italy

Administrative Contact

Incoronata TRITTO (Dr)

Participants (12)

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CENTRO DI CULTURA PER L'INGEGNERIA DELLE MATERIE PLASTICHE

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF MONS-HAINAUT

Belgium

SLOVAK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN BRATISLAVA

Slovakia

SASOL GERMANY GMBH

Germany

BASELL POLIOLEFINE LTALIA S.P.A.

Italy

CEBAL S.A.S. FRANCE

France

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A

Italy

NANOCYL S.A.

Belgium

ALMA CONSULTING GROUP S.A.S

France

ALBERT- LUDWIGS- UNIVERSITÄT FREIBURG

Germany

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

RHEINISCH-WESTFÄLISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN (RWTH)

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 516972

  • Start date

    1 March 2005

  • End date

    29 February 2008

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 022 243

  • EU contribution

    € 2 070 000

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy