SUNPAP - Scale-Up Nanoparticles in Modern Papermaking
funding type European Comission
programme FP7-NMP
acronym/
reference
SUNPAP
alternative reference 228802
research group(s) 4 - biorefineries, biobased materials and recycling;
department Chemistry (DQ)
execution dates 2009-07-01 - 2012-06-30 ( 36 Months )
abstract/
keywords

Past years have made the radical change of the European paper industry evident to everyone. To accelerate growth, the industry has to beat the product commoditization and renew its product base with value-added products. Energy saving is not just part of the environmental agenda, it has become the most crucial topic for the competitiveness of European paper industry. In order to maintain the advantage, the development of technologically advanced manufacturing processes is a must, along with reduced specific energy consumption. Nanocellulose is the most promising nano-material for wide-variety applications in papermaking, today only prepared and applied in lab-scale. SUNPAP addresses the enhancement of European paper industry competitiveness by means of nanofibrillouscellulose (NFC) based processes. SUNPAP proposes a program based on an integrated and complementary approach for: a) scaling up efficient and innovative production routes to deliver nanofibrillous cellulose (NFC) as functional additive for industrial processes and innovative added value products; b) innovating the papermaking processes by the introduction of NFC additive; c) assessing impacts of nanotechnologies on consumer and occupational safety, public health in general and environment, and enhancing the related European foreground d) demonstrating the economic, environment and social sustainability of the innovative papermaking processes and products and therefore, e) successfully transferring the nanotechnology innovation to the paper value chain. Through demonstrations of the processes, the project will deliver new extremely light-weight and multifunctional products for a wide range of end-uses in the graphical and packaging paper industries. Economical and sustainability assessments in the project cover the whole value chain. However, the targeted advantages are not possible without dramatically changing the total value chain, encompassing it from the pulp to the end of life-cycle of the product

coordinator
/local pi
Carlos Pascoal Neto
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
partner institution(s)

PAPIERTECHNISCHE STIFTUNG
Germany
"CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE DES PAPIERS, CARTONS ET CELLULOSES"
France
AZIENDA SPECIALE INNOVHUB - STAZIONI SPERIMENTALI PER L'INDUSTRIA
Italy
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
COLOROBBIA ITALIA SPA
Italy
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
CAVITRON vom Hagen und Funke Verfahrenstechnik GmbH
Germany
Zimmer Maschinenbau GmbH
Austria
Hansa Industrie Mixer GmbH&Co Kg
Germany
TTY-SAATIO
Finland
AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSAATIO
Finland
Felix Schoeller Service GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
BIOSAFE SPECIAL LABORATORY SERVICESOY LTD
Finland
TYOETERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
POYRY FINLAND OY
Finland
NANOSIGHT LIMITED
United Kingdom
J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + CO KG
Germany
STORA ENSO AB
Sweden
UPM-KYMMENE OYJ
Finland
Ahlstrom research and services
France
Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co KG
Germany
OY KESKUSLABORATORIO - CENTRALLABORATORIUM AB
Finland
POYRY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING OY
Finland
Felix Schoeller jr Foto- und Spezialpapiere GmbH & Co. KG
Germany

international partner(s) yes
total budget 9.809.162€
ciceco budget 434.253€
project code 3.89.107
link http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/93893_en.html
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