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Reversibly photocrosslinked BIO-based composites with barrier properties from industrial by-products

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






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Project "ComBIOsites" data sheet

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Organization address
city: TORINO
postcode: 10129

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Total cost 180˙277 €
 EC max contribution 180˙277 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2017
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-08-01   to  2020-07-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    POLITECNICO DI TORINO IT (TORINO) coordinator 180˙277.00


 Project objective

ComBIOsites aims at developing recyclable composite materials for packaging, using (i) raw materials issued from bio-based industrial by-products, according to the principles of circular economy, (ii) environmentally friendly processes, such as photopolymerization. This project is fully aligned with the European primary goals for the promotion of a “green” society, with a sustainable and resource efficient economy, by key actions such as the development of new and improved materials with reduced environmental impact, from sourcing and processing to end of life. Cellulose is an abundant, renewable and sustainable biopolymer, plus it is biodegradable. Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), obtained with top-down approaches from cellulose sources, forms excellent gas barrier films ; however, their high hydrophilicity prevents their use in highly humid environments. It is therefore convenient to combine MFC with polymers in the form of composites. Crosslinked matrices guarantee high mechanical performances and water and solvent resistance. The uncured prepolymers can have very low viscosity, which allows for solvent-free mixing at room temperature. However curing often hinders recyclability. Reversible photocrosslinking of bio-based prepolymers, combined with MFC to obtain recyclable composites is innovative. To fulfil the final goal of the project, I will use MFC obtained from hemp hurd, a low cost by-product of industrial hemp decortication process, and a bio-based prepolymer, functionalized with a reversibly photocrosslinkable group, able to ensure the curing of the polymeric matrix upon irradiation at a given wavelength, and to allow its dismantling upon irradiation at a different wavelength. Thus, through appropriate matrix-filler combination and processing, I plan to obtain a reversibly photocrosslinked composite material having the performances requested for packaging, the recyclability of thermoplastics and potentially the biodegradability of natural polymers.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 DALLE VACCHE, Sara; Capannelli, Jerome; Vitale, Alessandra; Bongiovanni, ROBERTA MARIA
Photocuring of epoxidized cardanol with microfibrillated cellulose for biobased composites
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2019 Sara Dalle Vacche, Alessandra Vitale, Roberta Bongiovanni
Photocuring of Epoxidized Cardanol for Biobased Composites with Microfibrillated Cellulose
published pages: 3858, ISSN: 1420-3049, DOI: 10.3390/molecules24213858
Molecules 24/21 2020-03-11

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