Development of new composite materials based on renewable raw materials for transport applications.
The transport industry is witnessing enormous technological developments aiming the population travelling in a fast, safe and environmentally responsible way. The progress that has been seen is related to a large extent to lighter and more resistant new materials that have been developed. In this sense, the world market for these materials is expected to increase significantly during the next years, due to demographic, economic and environmental reasons. The use of carbon fiber and polymer composites (e.g. epoxy resins), although show some technological limitations, has permitted to achieve significant mechanical performances as well as different functionalities.
This project aims the development of a new technology that involves the use of a natural based unsaturated polyester resin, whose chemical structure will allow a significant improvement of the polymer compatibility with the carbon fibers’ structure. This way it will be possible to offer the market a new material with the following characteristics: high renewable content; more favorable processing conditions; smaller costs; adjusted mechanical properties through the control of the polyester structure and the use of fillers; better visual properties concerning color and homogeneity.
The GreenMOVE project is now closed. Many thanks to all the participants. The promotional video for GreenMOVE can now be watched. Promotional leaflets have been produced to promote the GreenMOVE project.
The GreenMOVE project is now closed.
The promotional video.
The GreenMOVE project is now closed. Many thanks to all the participants.
The promotional video for GreenMOVE can now be watched.
Promotional leaflets have been produced to promote the GreenMOVE project.