The aim is to make the new composite material wood/ plastic lighter and more attractive to the market by developing new recipes where foaming agents are included and develop a new mould construction for the process.
The main objective of the project is the development of a new, innovative and cost-competitive material based on a polypropylene matrix reinforced with modified natural fibres, intended for injection moulding process applied to the automotive industry.
The project goal is to develop eco-friendly thermoplastics as a composite of polymers and natural fibres like wood, flax, jute, etc. The application guidelines will describe parts properties and injection moulding process parameters.
Design and testing of precast composite fire and water resistant segments for secondary tunnel lining. They would also serve as a self-supporting formwork for filling of fresh concrete between the elements and the primary tunnel lining.
Study of the strengthening effect of nano-sized bubbles finely dispersed in a metal matrix on the properties of this matrix and analysis of the interaction mechanism between sliding dislocation and the stress field around the bubbles.
Development of new materials with improved properties, based on combining thermoplastics and cellulose, without increasing the cost of the resulting material.
Development of a new technology for building large length cruising yachts by using a carbon fibre (cf) material for the hull. This will be validated by a pilot test. The aim is to apply a new technology for the production of cf sheets.
Materials used in braided structures to reinforce polymer composites encounter interlaminar failure.A prototype of 3d braiding machine has been developed.Will implement the techn. In real industrial applications to undertake investigations.
New polymer composites reinforced with carbon nanofibres and nanotubes will be investigated. The goals will be optimisation of the production leading to the best product for mechanical properties and the development of prototypes.
The aim of the project is the design of a process to manufacture new composite materials with industrial applications in the electric and electronic industries.