SSUCHY is positioned on the development of composite constituents, based on a renewable resource (i.e. biopolymers and plant fibre reinforcements) for the development of multifunctional recyclable and/or biodegradable bio-based composites with advanced functionalities for applications in the transportation and audio sectors
SSUCHY aims at exploiting the intrinsic and differentiating properties of plant fibres and bio-based polymers to develop and enhance the functionalities of bio-based composites. Enhanced functionalities are, in addition to loadbearing resistance and weight reduction of structures, enhanced durability, vibration damping, vibro-acoustic control and fire retardancy while retaining an essentially recyclable and, for certain applications, biodegradable character. Such developments would provide to the composite industry a significant value and functions added products with high socio-economic impacts and minimized environmental impact. Effectively, in addition to the use of renewable constituents, this project also proposes to measure and minimize the environmental impact and energy consumption of the processes. A complete Life Cycle Analysis of the developed products will be provided. The proposed methodology is implemented within the framework of a multi-level eco-efficiency approach which covers experimental aspects, as well as process optimization, modelling and design.
Period : 2017 – 2021
Keywords : bio bassed composite – renewable resource – biodegradable – transportation – audio sector
Website : SSUCHY
Partners : UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE, ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIES ET AGRORESSOURCES, KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS, ECOLE NATIONALE D’INGENIEURS DE TARBES, STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET, Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale, CERA APS, Wilson Benesch Ltd, EADCO GmbH, NPSP BV, UNIVERSITY OF DERBY, UNIVERSITE DIJON BOURGOGNE, UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Ensait contact : Damien SOULAT