last updated 10/01/2018

Nonwoven (ICON)

Nonwoven: self-reinforced and hybrid nonwoven materials for novel lightweight and cost-efficient product applications.

The aim of the Nonwoven project is to develop nonwoven composites, resulting in a material with high stiffness, low weight and high impact resistance. Because the processing conditions will significantly affect the material’s mechanical properties and cost, also a dedicated manufacturing process will be developed. The project will also develop a simplified numerical experimental strategy for testing the impact behaviour of semi-finished products. 

Research Program overview

Next generation nano-engineered polymer hybrids: developing structural composite materials with increased durability, improved recyclability and low weight.
Vertical Program
Started: 01/10/2010
Program manager: Chris Casteele (SIM)