Elasto-Plast • From conventional to smart thermoplastic elastomers
The Elasto-Plast project wants to familiarise businesses in the INTERREG FWVL region with the rich possibilities offered by thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) to increase product properties or improve the processing of conventional polymers.
Throughout the Elasto-Plast project, new TPE types will be developed with extra functionalities such as shape memory, conductivity, improved impact resistance and malleability under pressure. It will investigate the application of TPEs in innovative processing techniques (3D printing) as well as in high quality textile and plastics applications.
EuraMaterials, as an associated partner, shares the project results with its business members, raises awareness of the project, and helps identify industrial requirements.
Project type: Interreg VA FWV
Start date: 1 October 2016
Duration: four years
Total cost: €2,369,420.32
ERDF funding: €1,303,181.15
Learn more at https://interreg-elastoplast.eu/fr