Con esta herramienta te facilitamos un acceso a todas las ofertas y demandas de tecnología europeas y a búsquedas de socios para participar en propuestas europeas de I+D publicadas en la red Enterprise Europe Network, pudiendo filtrar los resultados para facilitar las búsquedas más acordes con tus necesidades.

¿Quieres recibir estos listados de oportunidades de colaboración en tu correo de forma periódica y personalizada? Date de alta en nuestro Boletín

Para optimizar los resultados de la búsqueda, se recomienda utilizar términos en inglés.

Nuevo panel composite o multicapa resistente y flexible

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOIT20170324001
Publicado:
24/05/2017
Caducidad:
24/05/2018
Resumen:
Una pyme italiana ha desarrollado y obtenido la patente de un nuevo material composite o multicapa que combina rigidez y flexibilidad y que ofrece la posibilidad de modular su resistencia a la tracción y su ligereza. De esta forma es posible crear productos innovadores y muy eficientes que vencen las limitaciones de las soluciones actuales. El panel tiene una estructura tipo sándwich e incluye dos capas externas y una intermedia. La empresa elige la mejor geometría y la combinación de materiales más adecuada en función de la aplicación. Se buscan compañías orientadas a la I+D con el fin de establecer acuerdos comerciales con asistencia técnica.


Details

Tittle:
New strong and flexible multilayer composite material panel
Summary:
An Italian SME developed and patented a brand new multilayer composite material panel. Its unique combination of stiffness and flexibility, along with the possibility to modulate its resistance to traction and its lightness, enable to create highly efficient and innovative products, able to overcome the limits of existing solutions. The company is interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance with R-Y-D oriented companies.

Description:
An Italian SME has developed a unique composite material that combines flexibility and stiffness on a single panel. In fact, thanks to its innovative mechanical features, the panel is flexible, even rollable, on one side, while it is absolutely crushproof on the other.

It is a composite material panel, having a layered structure, particularly a sandwich-like structure. It includes two outer layers and an intermediate one. Of course, depending on the application to develop, the company will choose the best geometry and the most suitable combination of materials to build the sandwich. The company has already tested a number of different solutions, using, for example, carbon fibers, Kevlar, aramidic fibers, foam and others, obtaining excellent results. The material can be applied to any industrial segment that is looking for lighter, safer, easier to modulate materials, with a lower environmental impact. Thanks to the infinite combinations of available materials and its extreme modularity, it can be used for both small components (e.g. interior car) and bigger and more complex ones (e.g. tensile structures).

The material is a product on-demand: starting from customers´ requests, the SME can create fully customized panels, using different kinds of materials and foams.

The uniqueness of the material is that it combines the pros of existing fabrics (lightness, thinness, flexibility) with those of traditional metals (strength, rigidity, shear strength). However, comparing it with these materials would be limiting.

In fact, not only can the material replace existing fabrics and materials, but, given its mechanical features, it can also simplify entire projects by abolishing the use of cables, junctions and struts. Moreover, the material has intrinsic insulation abilities, which allow manufacturers to avoid additional layers, thus saving materials and labor. In order to create a proper prototype, the company will work alongside with its partners to develop an engineering project that meets the required needs and represents excellence.

At present, there is no solution on the market, which is comparable to this material. In fact, the same results can be obtained only by more complex mechanical/auxiliary systems, or, in some cases, they cannot been obtained at all.

The company is interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance with R-Y-D oriented companies. The first step is to introduce the composite material to companies from different sectors in order to determine how they could use it in their field. After a preliminary study, the Italian SME and the other company could create an ad hoc working group, sharing company´s knowledge of the material on one side, and the company´s sectoral expertise on the other. This agreement may finally result in the creation of the first prototypes and the release of the chosen applications.
Advantages and Innovations:
Compared to rigid structural materials, as metals and polymers, with the same stiffness and mechanical strength, this material presents the following advantages:
· lightness
· storage and transportability (9 m of this new material can be wrapped in a roll of 20 cm)
· insulating capacity
· environmental impact
· possibility to avoid complex and expensive mechanisms to create folding parts
· a wide range of aesthetic finishes (also translucent)
· partial elasticity, which allows reducing vibrations, making it excellent from an anti-seismic point of view.

The material is 5-6 times lighter than a sheet of Poly-Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (polymer material abbreviated as ABS) of the same flexural rigidity and 3-4 times lighter than a sheet of ABS of the same flexural resistance. Thanks to its lightness, it is more environmentally friendly: The greenhouse gases released to produce it are about half of those issued to produce an ABS panel with equivalent mechanical properties, and its insulating capacity are over 5 times higher.

Even if it is neither flexible nor insulating, today aluminium may be considered as one of the strongest alternative to this material. However, in terms of stiffness and resistance, there is absolutely no comparison. In fact, a 1.8 kg 11 mm thick panel made of this new material corresponds to a 10 kg 3.5 mm thick aluminium sheet. Moreover, from an environmental point of view, the production cost of aluminium is 5 times higher than this composite material.

Compared to architectural membranes, the new material is more advantageous in terms of:
· Reduction of the load on the load-bearing / supporting structures
· Reduction in weight and bulk in transport
· Insulating ability
· Increased tensile strength and stiffness, impact resistance and puncture
· Possibility to create shapes and designs otherwise impossible
· Elimination / reduction of maintenance costs and works in case of structures supported by compressed air.
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The SME first objective is to increase its business activity, by closing deals with companies interested in developing new product solutions and willing to invest in cutting-edge technologies.
For this reason, the ideal partner should be focused on R-Y-D processes and have a budget allocated to new project development.
Since the beginning of its activity, the start-up has developed a specific modus operandi with its customers. The first step is to introduce the composite material to companies from different sectors in order to determine how they could use it in their field. After a preliminary study, the two parties create an ad hoc working group, sharing company´s knowledge of the material on one side, and the company´s sectoral expertise on the other. This agreement will finally result into the creation of the first prototypes and the release of the chosen applications.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
Italian

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
02007002 Building materials
02007005 Composite materials
02007019 Lightweight materials
02006001 Materials, components and systems for construction
02007014 Plastics, Polymers