Development of high performance light weight green composites from waste plastics and plants

Datum objave: 15.04.2011

Kategorija: Aktualno na Univerzi

LNEC-DM-NMO

Development of high performance light weight green composites from waste plastics and plants

Contact Person

REAL, Luis (Dr.)
Research Officer
LNEC-DM-NMO

http://www.lnec.pt/
Contact
Telephone: +35-121-8443737
Fax: +35-121-8443023

Collaboration

Project Proposal


Title: Development of high performance light weight green composites from waste plastics and plants

Type Details: Background

The current demands for the application of wasted materials, from the environmental point of view, are to minimize the environmental impact of the technology, to save natural resources and to minimize any toxicological effects on human beings. For construction materials, additional requirement is that the products should have good performance in service conditions as well an appropriate durability in various applications. The current recycled waste plastics often cannot meet these requirements and have typical problems of poor mechanical and engineering properties, further degradation in processing, unknown toxicity and weak durability in application. In order to overcome these problems, this project will use the fibre obtained from waste wood and other plants to reinforce mechanical properties of recycled plastics and nanofillers to enhance processing and other physical and engineering properties such as moisture absorption, weathering resistance, biological attack, thermal stability and fire retardancy.

Overall Aims

The overall aims of the project are to develop new generation green composites containing recycled plastics, waste woods and plants and nanofillers with desired performance for building application without introducing health and environmental risks.


Programme (Collaboration EU R&D): FP7, FP7-CAPACITIES, FP7-COOPERATION, FP7-NMP, FP7-PEOPLE, FP7-SME


Expiry Date: 2012-02-15

Workprogramme area(s)


(FP7-SME SME) Research for the benefit of SMEs


(FP7-NMP NMP-2007-2.1-1) Nanostructured polymer-matrix composites


(FP7-NMP NMP-1) Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies


(FP7-NMP NMP-2) Materials


(FP7-NMP NMP-2.3) Novel biomaterials and bioinspired materials


(FP7-NMP NMP-3) New production


(FP7-SME SME-1) Research for SMEs


(FP7-NMP NMP-2007-2.1-3) Characterisation of nanostructured materials


(FP7-NMP PPP3-NMP-2010-1) Materials, technologies and processes for sustainable automotive electrochemical storage applications


(FP7-NMP NMP-2009-2.4-1) New biomass-based composite materials and their processing


(FP7-NMP NMP-2009-2.5-1) Light high-performance composites


(FP7-NMP NMP-2007-4.0-1) Advanced Wood-Based Composites and their Production


(FP7-NMP NMP-2007-2.4-1) Flexible efficient processing for polymers


(FP7-NMP NMP-2008-4.0-8) Smart materials for applications in the sectors of construction and of machinery and production equipment



Target Partner

Expertise: The partners to be sought

Industries

1) One or two partners in waste plastics suppliers
2) At least one partner in supplying waste wood and natural plant fibres
3) One partner in plastic processing
4) One partner in wood composite products
5) At least one end user, e.g. furniture/pipe manufacturer, building industry for case study.

Academics and Research Organisation

6) Material development: Nottingham Trent University, UK
7) Material degradation and characterisation: Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil, I. P., DM-NMO, Portugal
8) Vaporised toxicity assessment
9) Tissue and microbiology assessment:
10) Fire retardancy
11) Co-ordinator


Organisation Details

LNEC-DM-NMO

Name: LNEC-DM-NMO

Department: NMO

Region: CONTINENTE
LISBOA E VALE DO TEJO
Grande Lisboa

Address: Av. Brasil 101
LNEC
NMO-DM

LISBOA   1700-066 PORTUGAL


Type: Research

Number of Employees: > 500

Keywords: plastics;polymers;wood;plants;composites;nanomaterials;construction;weathering;durability;recycling

Partners already acquired: Several.
Indicated by request.



RCN: 86745

Quality Validation Date: 2011-02-15

Update Date: 2011-02-15