Radiation protective textile
|Coordinator||TEN MEDICAL DESIGN AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 226 000|
|Project duration||September 2017 - September 2018|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project was to improve productivity and economy for radiation protective equipment. The goal was to evaluate a new manufacturing process where several process steps may be combined in one, hence reducing operative costs significantly. Results show that it is too complex to combine the process steps according to what was planned but another suggestion is in evaluation, which may partially reduce cost but can also provide a more stable process, which is necessary for larger volumes. 10MD shall now investigate this proposal further.
Expected results and effects
In the project, processability was evaluated for different material compositions and combinations. Two polymers were suitable for further evaluation but after quality tests on the material, a polyolefin based polymer was most suitable for scale-up. The temperature difference between the different material compositions was too small to be efficient in higher speeds. The outcome was a new suggestion with separate process steps in line.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was composed of participants from the full value chain, which provides good feedback on the performed trials. Another advantage is that the work environment tests were on the actual production step. Some difficulties in production availability have caused delays in the project, which caused some prolongation of the project.