Graphene Composite material Step 2
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 520 000|
|Project duration||November 2017 - December 2019|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for graphene|
Purpose and goal
The combination of protection level / weight / agility is definitely the most important factor today in military (and police) protective equipment. Projects aim to create lighter and improved protective equipment with graphene materials that are lighter / thinner than our competitors and which meet the requirements of market. The purpose of this project is to produce our patented shield with the new material. The process of manufacturing protective plates for protective vests is the same as in the manufacture of our shields. Protective ballistic plates and natural steps for us to come.
Expected results and effects
The project will be carried out by a consortium consisting of Saintpro AB, 2D fab AB and Chalmers Industrial Engineering (CIT). The goal is a graphene product that meets global ballistic protection standard NIJ Standard III and European Standard WPAM 6. Expected effects and results from the project will go directly to the market in form of improved and new products for Saintpro, through our established sales channels. 2D fab gets one customer and opportunities to develop the material against other customers and other types of composites.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is organized in five work packages. The model of work will be iterative, with five tests for 24 months. The process will in principle be: 1. Design - plan purchase, mixing, test shift and mechanical tests 2. Further development of the graphene 3. Blend of PC with Graph and Pelleting. 4. Mold spray mixing of the graph / PC pellets and testing 5. Sandwich construction - Assembly in autoclave. 6. High speed camera shooting test, as well as evaluation 7. Mechanical testing, evaluation and optimization of previous results