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Development of Sustainable Composite Materials

Objective

The SustainComp project aims at the development of a series of completely new wood-based sustainable composite materials for use in a wide array of market sectors, ranging from the medical, transportation and packaging to the construction sector. A primary goal is to substitute fossil-based materials used in these sectors. The performance of today’s biocomposite materials is not sufficient for a range of applications. The approach is to better utilize the inherent properties of cellulosic fibres and nanocellulose fibrils in such materials. The project encompasses the whole chain from production of modified fibres and nanocellulose through compounding and moulding to the final ecodesigned product for a number of product families. These new materials will integrate today’s large enterprises on the raw material and end-use sides (e.g. pulp mills and packaging manufacturers) and small and medium sized enterprises on the composite processing side (e.g. compounders and composite manufacturers). It is envisioned that this will help the transformation of the traditional Forest Products Industry to more highly value added materials through the adaption of a set of advanced technologies such as the production of nanocellulose in larger scale, tailoring of fibres and nanocellulose, wet commingling, nanostructuring, layer by layer deposition and fibre spinning using nanocellulose fibrils. More specifically the objective is to demonstrate new products within the following product families: i) Nano-reinforced foams (to replace styrofoams in the packaging and construction sector) ii) Moulded type of compounds, to introduce cellulose reinforced renewable biocomposites in the transportation and construction sectors iii) High throughput nanostructured membranes with designed selectivity for small-scale liquid applications in the medical field to large scale municipal applications This project conforms to the envisioned composite program in the Forest Technology Platform.

Coordinator

RISE INNVENTIA AB

Address

Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
114 86 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 688 295

Administrative Contact

Mikael Ankerfors (Mr.)

Participants (16)

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3A TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 116 620

BORREGAARD INDUSTRIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 110 565

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 411 390

ELASTOPOLI OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 275 907

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 213 828

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 676 374

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 325 536

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 262 275

K-TRON SCHWEIZ AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 89 795

NOVAMONT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 407 290

PAPIR OG FIBERINSTITUTTET AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 276 750

POLYKEMI AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 140 875

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 658 540

SCA R&D CENTRE AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 183 515

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 478 270

BASF SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 184 175

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 214660

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2008

  • End date

    31 August 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 373 540

  • EU contribution

    € 6 500 000

Coordinated by:

RISE INNVENTIA AB

Sweden