High performance and scalable tailored graphene - polyolefin nanocomposites

Reference number 2018-03311
Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Industrial and Materials Science
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 455 000
Project duration November 2018 - February 2021
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme for graphene
Call SIO Grafen: Samverkan för kommersiella tillämpningar med grafen - hösten 2018

Purpose and goal

The development of scalable procedures and material compositions for a novel class of high performance graphene - polyolefin nanocomposites will be pursued in this project. The nanocomposites will be based on a unique type of special-design graphene material disclosing outstanding potential as filler in polyolefins. In this project we will attempt to develop high performance special-design graphene polymer nanocomposites using industrially scalable processing techniques.

Expected results and effects

The tailoring of the nanocomposites will aim at delivering superior (and/or) electrical, thermal, mechanical etc. properties compared to available graphene nanocomposites. Overall, the project has the potential to develop a new generation of products for a wide range of applications.

Planned approach and implementation

The techniques will be applied to a substantial number of special-design graphene based hybrid filler compositions, polymers of varying molecular properties and polymer blends. The effect of processing conditions, during mass production processing techniques, e.g. extrusion, injection molding, will be tested. Such developments will be crucial for ensuring high performance and reproducibility for large scale production. A wide range of characterization techniques will be performed through the combined efforts of the project partners.

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