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POLY-RAPID - EXPLOITING FRONTAL POLYMERIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR THE EFFICIENT AND RAP-ID CURING OF EPOXY-BASED COMPOSITES

Duration:
48 months (Unknown date - Unknown date)
Principal investigator(s):
Project type:
Non-EU international research
Funding body:
ALTRO INTERNAZIONALE ( FFG, Austrian Funding Agency (Austrian Government))
Project identification number:
0000
PoliTo role:
Partner

Abstract

The project is dedicated to the development of well-controlled frontal polymerization routes for (i) the rapid production of high-performance thermosets, (ii) the reduction of energy (improving carbon foot-print) and production costs and (iii) realizing higher through-put rates by reducing cure cycles. At the same time the new curing process via frontal polymerization should be compatible with classic manu-facturing techniques (e.g. vacuum infusion and filament winding) and should produce high-quality thermoset materials with thermo-mechanical properties that are comparable to or even better than traditional epoxy-amine or epoxy-anhydride thermosets.

People involved

Partners

  • FACC Operations GmbH
  • Magna Steyr Fuel Systems GmbH
  • Montanuniversitaet Leoben / Institute of Chemistry of Polymeric Materials
  • Montanuniversitaet Leoben / Institute of Materials Science and Testing of Polymers
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
  • POLYMER COMPETENCE CENTER LEOBEN GmbH-PCCL - Coordinator

Keywords

ERC sectors

PE5_15 - Polymer chemistry
PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 12. Garantire modelli sostenibili di produzione e di consumo

Budget

Total cost: € 700,000.00
Total contribution: € 420,000.00
PoliTo total cost: € 60,000.00
PoliTo contribution: € 40,000.00