Cargas de baixa densidade para formulações plásticas.
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funding type Industry National
programme 03/SI/2017
acronym/
reference
PLASTICOLIGHT
alternative reference POCI-01-0247-FEDER-033848
research group(s) 2 - multifunctional ferroic ceramics and nanostructures;
4 - biorefineries, biobased materials and recycling;
department Chemistry (DQ)
execution dates 2018-09-01 - 2021-08-31 ( 36 Months )
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PLASTICOLIGHT project aims to develop lightweight extenders for plastic formulations, using porous
raw materials (eggshells) and physicochemical and morphological modification processes with
polysaccharides and/or porous oxides.
At the plastic industry, the use of fillers allows to improve the mechanical performance of the final
material with concomitant reduction of the production cost. Calcium carbonate is one of the most
fillers used due to its low cost, good stability and non-toxicity. Usually, this is applied until amongst
20 and 40% of the plastic formulation. However, its high density (2,73 g/cm3) compromises some
applications in which the polymers need to be of lightweight, and the level of cost saving on polymer.

coordinator
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Idalina José Monteiro Gonçalves
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution ISOLAGO-INDÚSTRIA DE PLÁSTICOS SA.
partner institution(s)

Universidade de Aveiro

international partner(s) no
ciceco budget 322.894€
project code 3.89.292
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