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Innovative advanced Wood-based Composite Materials and Components

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 210037

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 244 481

  • EU contribution

    € 5 099 238

Coordinated by:

CENTRO DI RICERCHE EUROPEO DI TECNOLOGIE DESIGN E MATERIALI

Italy

Objective

Currently the world of polymeric composite materials is almost exclusively based on fossil derived components. This fact represents a strong issue, as the non-renewable global oil resources are being exploited year after year, also as a consequence of the ever growing demand for plastics engineering materials. WOODY Project goal is to develop new composite panels and laminates from wood derived renewable materials, providing performances competitive with respect to traditional composites. WOODY Project is aimed at introducing a fully innovative paradigm in the composite industry, thanks to development of materials derived from natural resources, enabling to cover the whole necessities of components: fibre, matrix and core. Enzymatic processing is developed in parallel to chemo-thermo-mechanical treatments, for achieving the maximum throughput and eco-sustainability. The breakthrough innovation in materials is backed by an innovative approach in design of composite products, the so called “Composite Thinking”, starting from the phase of conception, to the production and installation, enabling to rethink products and fully exploiting the potentialities of composites. Quality of the approach is based on multidisciplinary research and on the target oriented to the redefinition of the whole processing value-chain for wood derived cellulose nano fibrils and resins deriving from natural raw materials, and the related manufacturing processes for advanced composite components. The Project is aimed to set the basis for the development of a new class of products optimising the use of the natural resources. Such approach is therefore expected to increase the tendency for wild forest areas recovery, and to promote the culture of wooden species dedicated to the extraction of compounds finalized to the production of renewable composite materials.
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Coordinator

CENTRO DI RICERCHE EUROPEO DI TECNOLOGIE DESIGN E MATERIALI

Address

Strada Statale 7 Appia Km 706+030 Snc
72100 Cittadella Della Ricerca Brindisi

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 610 855

Administrative Contact

Stefano De Riccardis (Mr.)

Participants (18)

APC COMPOSIT AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 405 200

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 287 658

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 358 875

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 328 000

TRANSFURANS CHEMICALS BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 188 940

MARBO ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 206 852

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 245 580

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 633 304

ANTHONY, PATRICK & MURTA-EXPORTACAO LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 221 520

VOLVO LASTVAGNAR AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 111 040

LINDBACKS BYGG AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 132 613

RISE SICOMP AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 376 921

Kapena S.A.

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 13 560

Extreme Materials srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 206 200

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 258 680

GIANAZZA ANGELO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 232 400

FAPES S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 123 040

EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 158 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 210037

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 244 481

  • EU contribution

    € 5 099 238

Coordinated by:

CENTRO DI RICERCHE EUROPEO DI TECNOLOGIE DESIGN E MATERIALI

Italy

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