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Carbon Nanotube Confinement Strategies to Develop Novel Polymer Matrix Composites

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213939

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2008

  • End date

    31 October 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 234 036,40

  • EU contribution

    € 5 524 450

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

Objective

Light composite materials for load bearing applications can be made using different type reinforcements and polymer matrices. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been studied extensively because of their exceptional mechanical and electrical properties, yet their practical and extensive use in commercial materials is missing. The utilization of CNTs as reinforcement to design novel composites is a quite old idea. However, there is a lack of a knowledge based approach to achieve the nanostructuration level required to optimize the CNT/polymer composite performances. The main objective of POCO is to get innovative polymer composites filled with CNT in order to obtain nanostructured materials with tailor made properties. The CNT/polymer interface is, together with the CNT and the polymer, the third and most important element that will determine the final properties. Hence the chemical functionalization of CNT surfaces is of utter importance to achieve not only a proper dispersion and anchorage of the nanotubes into the polymer matrix during processing, but also to optimize the performance itself in solid state. Our approach involves the development of different CNT confinement strategies to develop novel polymer matrix nanocomposites. Several polymers have been selected as representative of thermosetting and thermoplastic materials. This ensures that the output of POCO could be applied in a wide range of applications: automotive, aeronautics, building, aerospace, wind power generation (blades), ship building, biomedicine…This project will be focused on four fundamental properties: (i) high strength for structural and mechanical components, (ii) tuneable electrical properties, (iii) low wear under fretting (low amplitude reciprocating movement) and (iv) superhydrophobicity. Multifunctionality of these materials will be an important benefit as the requirements for composite polymeric materials are quite diverse

Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Address

Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 489 699,70

Administrative Contact

Borja Coto (Mr.)

Participants (16)

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

France

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 326 743,50

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR POLYMERFORSCHUNG DRESDEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 429 000

UNIVERSITE DE MONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 457 000

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 533 000

SOLVIONIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 401 800

CENTRO EUROPEO PER I POLIMERI NANOSTRUTTURATI SCARL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 448 160

PURAC BIOCHEM BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 61 200

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 358 226

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 433 400

INTERNATIONAL TECHNOPOLYMER COMPOUNDING SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 198 000

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 368 800

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 343 000

PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 340 200

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 176 880

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 159 340,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213939

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2008

  • End date

    31 October 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 234 036,40

  • EU contribution

    € 5 524 450

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

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