Self-lubrication and self-cooling Polymer-Aros Graphene composites

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Coordinator GraphMaTech AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 983 000
Project duration May 2018 - May 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme for graphene
Call 2017-04143-en

Purpose and goal

Industrial need for PPS-Aros Graphene composites studied in this project is significant and not limited to the automotive industry; aerospace and food industries are also relevant. The solution we aim to achieve will enable the development of lightweight, cost-effective and environmentally friendly mechanical components and systems. The project is a cooperation between Graphmatech AB, Kongsberg Automotive AB, and Uppsala University. This ideal combination of partners secures the complete chain for achieving the goals of the project and shortens the innovation lifecycle.

Expected results and effects

- Developing novel PPS-Aros Graphene composite materials with enhanced mechanical, tribological and thermal properties for face gear applications in actuators. - Optimizing the materials properties, performance, and cost. - Evaluating the developed composite.

Planned approach and implementation

- Preparation and properties optimization of PPS-Aros Graphene composites - Microstructure characterization of the composites. - Tribological, mechanical and thermal evaluation of the composites at lab scale. - Market analysis of the newly developed composite.

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