CALL FOR CHALLENGES 4 IS OPEN NOW
„Today, it is essential to be at the technical and technological forefront in the field of CO2 emission reduction in order to be able to best support our customers with the simple aim of caring for Mother Nature and ensuring the future. Plastics for Zero Emission allows us to have a broad but precise vision thanks to the help of the best actors in this field.“ Simon Gremaud, ARBURG AG
TOGETHER WE CREATE
NEW PERSPECTIVES –
MADE IN SWITZERLAND
The global challenge of climate change requires collective action. Switzerland therefore wants to bring its CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest.
As part of the solution, the Innovation Booster Plastics for Zero Emission relies on the strengths of the Swiss plastics and composites industry. Together with the research community, disruptive ideas are sought and promoted to avoid CO2 emissions and waste, to save energy and resources as well as to develop fossil free and even negative emission materials.
By cooperation of all partners in the value chain, economic potentials shall be released and jobs created in Switzerland.
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INNOVATION BOOSTERS POWERED BY INNOSUISSE
More details about the Innovation Booster Programme can be found here.
Our Vision for the funded period (2022-2025) is to have a significant impact on reaching “net zero CO2” in Switzerland by follow-up projects. These can either be R&D projects, funded by one of the industrial partner, or larger innovation projects funded by Innosuisse, regional funding agencies, European programs, etc.
NEWS & EVENTS
Beyond Gravity produces cylindrical, conical and ogive-shaped structures made from prepreg for space applications. Several measures are already in place to minimize Foreign Object Damage (FOD) risks and to ensure that only high-quality parts are produced. The Innovation Booster project aims to develop a detection system to prevent FOD during the composite layup process used in the production of functional composite panels. The system helps to avoid the waste of materials and to reduce the...
Implementing a thermoset resin winding process with recycled carbon fibre yarn should help reducing the CO2 emissions for the raw materials by up to 90% compared to virgin fibres. Tubular winded products, as intended to produce in this project, can be used in a wide range of sporting goods, e.g. as bicycle frames, ski poles or hockey sticks. Winding of recycled discontinuous fibre yarn combines the advantages of the winding process together with the excellent mechanical properties of carbon...
«Composites Layup Optimisation for Resource Efficiency in Space Industry», «Alternative Raw Material to Carbon Black» and «Second Life Carbon Fibers for Sports Equipment» were the problems formulated as challenges in Call 3 and worked on at the Ideation Workshop at the FHNW in Windisch. Three teams with promising ideas on how to solve the challenges were formed. «We had a high quality of input and ideas across the board - and not only during the workshop, but also during the breaks, where...