The rubber of the future
|Coordinator||ANVA POLYTECH AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 167 785|
|Project duration||March 2017 - November 2017|
|Venture||Materials based competitiveness 2016|
|Call||Materials based competitiveness - Fall 2016|
Purpose and goal
The main goal of the project Rubber Of The Future was to develop a rubber composite material with increased resistance towards agressive liquids , at lower cost. The development of such an application would increase the competitiveness of Anva Polytech AB. It would also help Anva gain new market shares and the ability to enter new markets.
Expected results and effects
The preliminary study has shown that nanomaterials interacts with the polymer matrices in a way that was not expected. Anva Polytech AB has not reached its main goal and further development of the concept is required. Better understanding of nanomaterials and it´s interaction within the polymer matrices may give Anva an edge on the rubber market and increases the competitiveness. Anva has also performed a market analysis and identified potential obstacles that would hinder commercialization of the concept.
Planned approach and implementation
In collaboration with a partner, Anva Polytech AB has developed rubber materials witch incorporates nanomaterials. Anva Has developed materials, methods and concepts for manufacturing of nano/rubber composite materials. The partner has provided microscopy analysis of nanomaterials and nano/rubber composites. The partner has provided patent exploration of the current market. Due to a non-standardised nanomaterial market, the microscopy analysis was considered a priority.