On-going projects

National & European Current Research Projects

Towards tomorrow’s polymers and materials in key research areas

SPECIFIC POLYMERS’ research is geared towards performance, sustainability and health. The current research projects in which the company is positioning itself are selected respecting this vision of innovation. Bringing our expertise in polymer and material science and sharing it with multidisciplinary and highly skilled academic and industrial partners in various fields of research, allow us to push our ideas further and closer to real applications.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
marche project at SPECIFIC POLYMERS

Dec. 2018 – Dec. 2022

In the MARCHE project, highly electrically conductive coatings are elaborated to substitute metallic meshes used as lightning strike protection in aircraft. Indeed, these installations drastically penalize the reduction of weight earned with the replacement of titanium pieces by composites. A thin ultra-conductive (…)

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focea project at SPECIFIC POLYMERS

Jan. 2020 – Dec. 2022

The FOCEA project aims to replace structural components made from titanium and located in the hot zones of aircraft with composites. The objective is to answer the major problem of weight reduction in order to minimize environmental impact. While epoxy-carbon fibre composites are, henceforth, essential in (…)

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e-prot

Sept. 2021 – Sept. 2025

E-prot project aims to develop a green platform technology for sustainable and efficient bio-electronic systems exploiting the potential of proteins—the building blocks of natural systems. As a matter of fact, proteins offer structural stability and inherent biocompatibility while displaying (…).

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recort

March 2022  – March 2025

To address the problematic of replacement of titanium structural pieces in aeronautics (civil or military), the RECORT project is investigating the chemistry of phthalonitriles for the elaboration of thermally stable composites. While cyanate esters are limited to a temperature range of 200-230°C and polyimide resins (…)

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ENERGY
hidden project at SPECIFIC POLYMERS

Sep. 2020 – Aug. 2023

Lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) currently dominate the battery field. They have proved to be suitable e.g. for electric vehicles, which are urgently needed to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and pollution worldwide. In Europe, 27% of carbon emission comes from transport, with cars representing 44% of that. This makes (…)

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January 2020  – December 2023

UncorrelaTEd is the acronym of the H2020 European Union project solid-liquid thermoelectric (TE) systems with uncorrelated properties. This project aims at reaching unprecedented improvements in the heat-to-electricity energy conversion efficiency employing thermoelectric materials. UncorrelaTEd will (…)

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July 2022 – June 2026

The PSIONIC project advances the development of all-solid-state battery technology by employing amorphous cross-linked Polyethylene oxide (PEO) laminated on the thin lithium foil at the anode and high voltage cathode coated with a single-ion conductive polymer. This will allow to replace the flammable and unstable (…)

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September 2022 – August 2026

The SOLiD project will create a sustainable and cost-efficient pilot scale manufacturing process for a high energy density, safe and easily recyclable solid-state Li-metal battery. We will use roll-to-roll (R2R) dry extrusion coating for the blend of cathode active material, solid polymer electrolyte, and conducting (…)

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ENVIRONMENT
bizente project at SPECIFIC POLYMERS

May 2020 – Apr. 2024

Plastic end-of-life management is one of the major challenges in the preservation of our ecosystems. The use of thermoset composites is projected to increase by 40% by 2020. To find an answer to that issue, the BIZENTE project was launched in May 2020. This project supported by the BBI aims to develop innovative (…)

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vibes

June 2021 – April 2025

The VIBES project aims to develop an innovative and cost-efficient green technology solution to resolve the end-of-life issues of thermoset composites, decreasing the amount of non-biodegradable polymers sent to disposal or discharged to the environment by at least 40%. The project will develop a recycling solution (…)

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October 2022 – October 2025

The vast European Cultural Heritage (CH) is a crucial societal and economic resource: it favors inclusivity and job creation, and promotes resilience of our society against the emerging issues of the 21st century, economic crisis and social alienation, made worse by the current Covid-19 pandemic. To keep such advantages (…)

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December 2022 – June 2026

The general objective of Bio-Uptake project is to ensure a sustainable uptake (increase the use in a 39%) of bioplastic composites through boosting a twin green and digital transformation in the European manufacturing industry. In particular, Bio-Uptake solution will focus (…)

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HEALTH
european current research projects pheophotodyn

Nov. 2019 – Oct. 2022

SPECIFIC POLYMERS is involved in the PheoPhotoDyn Project which is co-financed by the EU and the Occitanie Region. The project involves two University laboratories from the Occitanie Region, the ICGM-IAM laboratory from Montpellier and the IMRCP team from Toulouse. The PheoPhotoDyn project focuses on an ‘innovative non-drug therapy’ (…)

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european current research projects repair

Sep. 2020 – Aug. 2024

Heart failure (HF) and cerebral stroke associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) are some of the most dreadful and frequently occurring diseases in highly developed countries. HF (>20 million cases worldwide) and AF (>70 million cases worldwide) are both associated with impairment of cardiac mechanical function. In order to assist ventricular (…)

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stric on project European Current Research Projects

Mar. 2021 – Oct. 2024

Stroke is a leading cause of death worldwide for which clinicians lack therapeutic strategies. Oxidative stress is a well-known contributor to ischemic stroke damage. Besides neuronal loss, oxidative stress is also implicated in vessel damage, inducing cerebral haemorrhage, a major stroke complication. The current anti-oxidant (…)

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