Up-Scaled Production of Graphene Reinforced Thermosetting
Polymers for Composite, Coating and Adhesive Applications
PolyGraph will develop new production techniques to deliver industrial-scale quantities of graphene-reinforced thermosetting polymers, suitable for use in a number of key applications where improvements are needed in the strength, stiffness, toughness, electrical conductivity and thermal properties.
The ultimate aim of PolyGraph is to develop a process in which graphene can be produced and dispersed "in-situ" within thermosetting polymer resins, using relatively inexpensive expanded graphite as a starting material.
As a result, Polygraph will significantly lower the overall cost of these materials and make them viable for use in the composites, coatings and adhesives industries.
Development of cost-effective and fast processes capable for large volume production of functional graphene.
Up-scaled production processes to deliver graphene functionalised advanced materials.
Graphene functionalised coatings, composites and adhesives for use in aerospace, automotive and other industrial sectors.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 604143.
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