M-RECT

Multiscale reinforcement of semi-crystalline thermoplastic sheets and honeycombs

 Coordinatore Victrex Manufacturing Limited 

 Organization address address: "Victrex Technology Centre, Hillhouse International"
city: Thornton-Cleveleys
postcode: FY5 4QD

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alan
Cognome: Wood
Email: send email
Telefono: 441254000000
Fax: 441254000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 6˙975˙245 €
 EC contributo 4˙734˙829 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-NMP-2009-LARGE-3
 Funding Scheme CP-IP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-04-15   -   2014-04-14

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    Victrex Manufacturing Limited

 Organization address address: "Victrex Technology Centre, Hillhouse International"
city: Thornton-Cleveleys
postcode: FY5 4QD

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alan
Cognome: Wood
Email: send email
Telefono: 441254000000
Fax: 441254000000

UK (Thornton-Cleveleys) coordinator 273˙214.00
2    INSTITOUTO MICHANIKIS YLIKON KAI GEODOMON AE (Institute of Mechanics of Materials and Geostructures SA)

 Organization address address: Askiton 22
city: Penteli
postcode: 15236

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Michelis
Email: send email
Telefono: 302108000000
Fax: 302108000000

EL (Penteli) participant 640˙261.00
3    NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

 Organization address address: HEROON POLYTECHNIOU 9 ZOGRAPHOU CAMPUS
city: ATHINA
postcode: 15780

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Georgia
Cognome: Mertzelou
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 7722033
Fax: +30 210 7724181

EL (ATHINA) participant 473˙780.00
4    VAMP TECHNOLOGIES

 Organization address address: VIALE DELLE INDUSTRIE 10 12
city: BUSNAGO
postcode: 20040

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Bruno
Cognome: Miani
Email: send email
Telefono: 393397000000
Fax: 390397000000

IT (BUSNAGO) participant 319˙400.00
5    UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

 Organization address address: TYNDALL AVENUE SENATE HOUSE
city: BRISTOL
postcode: BS8 1TH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Johanna
Cognome: Rule
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 117 9288696
Fax: +44 117 9250900

UK (BRISTOL) participant 277˙638.00
6    AIRBUS GROUP SAS

 Organization address address: Boulevard de Montmorency 37
city: PARIS
postcode: 75016

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jacques
Cognome: Cinquin
Email: send email
Telefono: 33146973268
Fax: 33146973065

FR (PARIS) participant 273˙131.00
7    AVL LIST GMBH

 Organization address address: HANS-LIST-PLATZ 1
city: GRAZ
postcode: 8020

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Guenter
Cognome: Trakowanitsch
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 316 787290
Fax: +43 316 7871762

AT (GRAZ) participant 241˙430.00
8    BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

 Organization address address: Unter den Eichen 87
city: BERLIN
postcode: 12205

contact info
Nome: Eva-Maria
Cognome: Müller
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 30 81042257
Fax: +49 30 81042207

DE (BERLIN) participant 234˙552.00
9    KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

 Organization address address: Oude Markt 13
city: LEUVEN
postcode: 3000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Tine
Cognome: Heylen
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 16 32 65 20
Fax: +32 16 32 65 15

BE (LEUVEN) participant 228˙504.00
10    BUILDAIR INGENIERIA Y ARQUITECTURA SA

 Organization address address: AV BARCELONA 40
city: SANT JOAN DESPI BARCELONA
postcode: 8970

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Javier
Cognome: Marcipar
Email: send email
Telefono: 34932047083
Fax: +34 93 561 66 34

ES (SANT JOAN DESPI BARCELONA) participant 218˙080.00
11    NANOZAR SL

 Organization address address: CL LUESMA CASTAN MIGUEL 4
city: ZARAGOZA
postcode: 50018

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Laszlo
Cognome: Bax
Email: send email
Telefono: 34934760444
Fax: +34 93 476 04 77

ES (ZARAGOZA) participant 210˙160.00
12    CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA

 Organization address address: C GRAN CAPITAN, EDIFICI C1, CAMPUS NORD UPC SN
city: BARCELONA
postcode: 8034

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Anna
Cognome: Font
Email: send email
Telefono: 34934010796
Fax: 34934016517

ES (BARCELONA) participant 209˙353.00
13    THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

 Organization address address: FIRTH COURT WESTERN BANK
city: SHEFFIELD
postcode: S10 2TN

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Tracey
Cognome: Swift
Email: send email
Telefono: 441142000000
Fax: 441142000000

UK (SHEFFIELD) participant 201˙766.00
14    FIBROLINE FRANCE SARL

 Organization address address: RUE AUGUSTE TRAMIER 20
city: ECULLY
postcode: 69130

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Laurence
Cognome: Caramaro
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 4 72861687
Fax: +33 4 72861695

FR (ECULLY) participant 197˙292.00
15    TenCate Advanced Composites BV

 Organization address address: Campbellweg 30
city: Nijverdal
postcode: 7440 AA

contact info
Nome: Hans
Cognome: Hummelink
Email: send email
Telefono: 31548633275
Fax: 31548633299

NL (Nijverdal) participant 159˙600.00
16    Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH

 Organization address address: WILLI BLEICHER STR 19
city: STUTTGART
postcode: 70174

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Emil
Cognome: Kremm
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 711 1839 616
Fax: +49 711 1839 700

DE (STUTTGART) participant 141˙600.00
17    VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

 Organization address address: "GOTAVERKSGATAN 10, M1.7"
city: GOETEBORG
postcode: 40508

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Carl Fredrik
Cognome: Hartung
Email: send email
Telefono: 46313225695
Fax: +46 31 666 415

SE (GOETEBORG) participant 119˙000.00
18    THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

 Organization address address: The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB2 1TN

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Keith
Cognome: Cann
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1223 333543
Fax: +44 1223 332988

UK (CAMBRIDGE) participant 103˙752.00
19    POM TV UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH

 Organization address address: WILLY MESSERSCHMITT STRASSE 37
city: BERGHEIM
postcode: 50126

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Walter
Cognome: Duerbaum
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 2271 4693996
Fax: +49 2271 4693999

DE (BERGHEIM) participant 97˙500.00
20    POLYMADE GESELLSCHAFT FUR INNOVATIVE TECHNISCHE TEXTILIEN MBH

 Organization address address: Willy-Messerschmitt-Strasse 37
city: BERGHEIM
postcode: 50126

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Gernot K.
Cognome: Brueck
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 45 5210632
Fax: +31 45 5210573

DE (BERGHEIM) participant 97˙124.00
21    AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS

 Organization address address: 51-61 Route de Verneuil
city: LES MUREAUX
postcode: 78130

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Rémy
Cognome: Bigle
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 056 219 6600
Fax: +33 056 154 5710

FR (LES MUREAUX) participant 17˙692.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The M-RECT project aims to create multiscale-reinforced semi-crystalline thermoplastics (PEEK and PPS), which will outperform all reinforced polymers in terms of strength, stiffness, creep and mainly damping by upscaling and further developing state of the art production methods, within cost-efficient manufacturing routes. The envisaged multiscale reinforcement will comprise of dispersed straightened and aligned to polymer molecules multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and also fully impregnated, long carbon fibres (CF). In order to achieve this objective a number of novel technological achievements including CNT functionalization techniques, fluid-assisted CNT alignment, microwave and induction heating of composites, out of autoclave manufacturing including bagging techniques, DIRIS sandwich panel production, fluoropolymer radiation-absorbing coatings and polymer optical fibre technology will be further developed and used. The CNT or multi-scale reinforced PEEK or PPS sheets and the resulting sandwich panels will be used as raw material for manufacturing laminated complex prototypes covering a wide range of industrial applications such as automotive, railroad, aeronautical, space, civil engineering and biomedical. Optimized design of these structures will be based on suitably developed numerical modelling and optimization tools within the proposed project and which will be validated through extensive testing at nano, meso and macro-scale. The anticipated impacts of the development of the envisaged top-performance lightweight thermoplastic composites and their manufacturing routes will extend to an international level by decreasing energy and fuel consumption, decreasing waste production and improving recyclability, creating profitable spin-off activities, promoting safety and improving the urban environment.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Reinforced polymers are used in the automotive and aerospace industries as well as for civil infrastructure such as bridges and railroads. Novel composites exploiting functionalised carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could provide major benefits in the future.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Most laminates used in industries are now based on fibres dispersed in a continuous phase polymer matrix. The EU-funded project 'Multiscale reinforcement of semi-crystalline thermoplastic sheets and honeycombs' (http://mrect.risk-technologies.com/ (M-RECT)) set out to create novel thermoplastics incorporating functionalised CNTs that outperform other reinforced polymers. The project covered the entire supply chain from CNT functionalisation to aid their dispersion in polymeric matrices, to finished component design, manufacturing, testing and use.

Scientists developed technologies resulting in successful functionalisation of CNTs and improved dispersion. The functionalisation processes are scalable and resulted in a patent application. Composite laminates based on the thermoplastic polymers polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and polyphenylene sulphide were manufactured from the novel materials. These polymers are recyclable because unlike thermoset polymers, they can be reheated and reshaped into desired forms over and over. The team produced the laminates with both conventional manufacturing approaches as well as a novel impregnation technology for which a patent application was filed.

The team evaluated the mechanical properties and damage tolerance of these materials. Fracture toughness of the PEEK-CNT composites was improved compared to laminates without CNTs. Simulation results using models developed within the M-RECT project were in good correspondence with test results on validation components. The models will be valuable in guiding future development campaigns.

Multifunctional honeycombs such as the curved, centre-symmetric SILICOMB structure are gaining interest for their enhanced structural integrity and light weight. Investigators also developed a variety of novel morphing honeycomb systems based on SILICOMB. These could offer important benefits in insulation and reduced fuel consumption, and development will continue in a follow-up project.

In addition to materials development, the team created a technology for damage assessment that can be moulded into a thermoplastic composite for structural health monitoring. In addition, scientists produced a tool for risk evaluation that has been distributed to consortium members for use during future development work.

M-RECT has stimulated the development and use of novel thermoplastic composites exploiting functionalised CNTs. Adoption of the new materials could have important environmental and economic impact related to manufacturing, use and recycling.

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