last updated 22/11/2017


The SBO project SEPOCOM focused on self-healing concepts in thermoset polymers and composites. Originally envisaged innovations in the SEPOCOM project:

  • Design of polymer-based healing agents based on click chemistry for thermoset materials and composites
  • Design of suitable encapsulation technologies
  • Design of the thermoset matrix to increase compatibility with the healing agents
  • Design of a multi-step healing system combining crack limitation and fast sealing
  • Development of an integrated methodology for self-healing principles in polymers including modeling, fracture mechanics and kinetics.

The SEPOCOM SBO project was linked within the SHE program to the ICON project PUrePair and the SBO project NAPROM.


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Related documents

 SIM User_Forum_2013_SHE_Filip_du_Prez.pdf

Research Program overview

Self-healing engineering materials: cementitious, polymeric and coating materials with the ability to heal damage autonomously.
Vertical Program
Started: 01/10/2010
Program manager: Nadine Van de Velde (SIM)