Grafenmodifierade kompositer för långtids- och högtemperaturapplikationer II

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Funding from Vinnova SEK 591 000
Project duration August 2019 - August 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme for graphene
Call Collaborations for commercial applications with graphene – spring 2019

Purpose and goal

This project aims to further develop and optimize two technologies proposed in a hypothesis test in a LIGHTer/SIO Grafen joint project (2017-02224), which were proven promising of using graphene as an efficient diffusion barrier for polymer composites. The target in this project is to generate high-performance carbon fibre reinforced composite (CFRP) based on graphene modified high-temperature polyimide (HT-PI) resin. The targeted composites can have enhanced durability at high temperature and aerobic condition hence expanded applications such as for aero-engine warm parts.

Expected results and effects

This project is driven by the demand from a leading global supplier of components for aircraft engines, GKN Aerospace located in Sweden. The suggested development could fill in knowledge and technology gaps regarding graphene as diffusion barrier for enhanced durability of organic resin-based composites which are increasingly used in aircraft. Upon successful development in this project, it will be promising to move to a demonstration project where scaled-up and implementation can be carried out and evaluated in an industrially relevant environment in the medium- to long term.

Planned approach and implementation

The consortium of this project is composed of the same partners - GKN Aerospace Sweden, Nexam Chemical, Woxna Graphite and RISE SICOMP - and with almost the same key personnel as in the hypothesis test for the sake of systematic continuation of key competences and development. This project will be carried out in 4 work packages (WPs). WP1 focuses on project management, WP2 and WP3 focuses on targeted technical development. WP4 focuses on the methodology development to monitor and control nano-safety during process.

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