Past projects

National & European Past Research Projects

Our past research projects are representative of our multidisciplinary expertise

Since its creation, SPECIFIC POLYMERS has been involved in collaborative projects at National and European level. These projects are an opportunity for us to bring our expertise in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and material chemistry to multidisciplinary consortia involving different fields of activity. The following past research projects showcase our added value in different areas and attest to our involvement and scientific relevance in different application sectors.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
piezomat project at SPECIFIC POLYMERS

Nov. 2013 – Jun. 2017

The PiezoMAT project focused on the development of a new technology of high-resolution fingerprint sensors based on a matrix of interconnected piezoelectric nanowires (NWs). The long term objective of PiezoMAT was to offer high-performance fingerprint sensors with minimal volume occupation for integration into built-in (…)

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ENERGY
exalame project at SPECIFIC POLYMERS

Nov. 2012 – Feb. 2016

The EXALAME project targeted the manufacture of optimized, reliable and reproducible membrane-electrode assemblies, from innovative materials (membranes, catalysts and electrodes) for fuel cell application. Complete demonstration systems were targeted leading to the manufacture of membrane (…)

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solprocel project at SPECIFIC POLYMERS

Nov. 2013 – Oct. 2016

Organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology is the only means of producing semi-transparent colourless cells providing a clear and undistorted image when looking through at device. It can be perfectly integrated in buildings facades, offering an enormous potential for electricity production units to penetrate urban areas (…)

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premhyome project at SPECIFIC POLYMERS

Jul. 2014 – Jun. 2017

The PREMHYOME project targeted the development of hybrid PEMFC membranes designed mainly for stationary application with low hydration level and operating temperature above 80°C. The objective of the project was to demonstrate the technical and economic potential of the innovative solution developed in the project by favoring (…)

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ENVIRONMENT
copoterm project at SPECIFIC POLYMERS

May 2010 – Sep. 2014

The aim of the COPOTERM project was to implement a water treatment process based on smart polymers for heavy metals removal and recovery from industrial wastewaters. Within the scope of this project, thermosensitive polymers bearing phosphonic acid moieties were synthesized and used for the implementation of an innovative (…)

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ecoxy project at SPECIFIC POLYMERS

Jun. 2017 – Nov. 2020

Fibre reinforced thermoset composites are attractive materials for high demand sectors, such as the motor industry and construction, due to their lightweight and excellent mechanical properties. However, the lack of re-processability and difficulty in repairing and recycling significantly increases the overall material cost and causes (…)

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HEALTH
icons project at SPECIFIC POLYMERS

Feb. 2016 – Aug. 2019

Stroke is the primary cause of acquired disability and the third highest cause of mortality in developed countries. Its incidence is expected to increase due to the growth of ageing populations. Ischemic stroke, whic represents 80% of all stroke cases, is due to occlusion of a cerebral vessel by a clot, that induces neuronal loss and neurologic deficit (…)

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