Graphene-reinforced TeXtreme® materials

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Coordinator Oxeon AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration May 2018 - September 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme for graphene
Call 2017-04143-en

Purpose and goal

Oxeon aims at developing graphene reinforced TeXtreme® materials (GR-TeXtreme®). To keep the TeXtreme® uniqueness, the concept is to integrate graphene in the current production. The GR-TeXtreme® products are expected to reach TRL3 (Technology Readiness Level 3) within this project resulting in an analytical and experimental proof-of-concept. Oxeon will work closely with (Chalmers Industriteknik) CIT who will provide support thanks to its extensive knowledge about graphene and conduct testing and characterization.

Expected results and effects

The use of graphene in the TeXtreme® products is expected to enhance mechanical properties of the final composite such as fracture toughness, impact performance, interlaminar shear strength. This would be of high interest not only for sporting goods but also for aerospace and industrial markets. The results of this FoI project and the development of such GR-TeXtreme® material are expected to boost Oxeon’s sales and will significantly bring higher competitivity.

Planned approach and implementation

- Graphene suppliers and products (05/18 to 06/18): selection of suitable graphene product. - Technical feasibility in production (05/18 to 06/18): production feasibility and risk analysis. - GR-TeXtreme® materials production (08/18 to 12/18): development of the GR-TeXtreme® reinforcement. - GR-TeXtreme® composite manufacturing (01/19 to 03/19): evaluation of suitable manufacturing processes and manufacturing of GR-TeXtreme® composites. - Characterization and mechanical testing (02/19 to 05/19): quantification of mechanical properties improvement.

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