Trigger-Degradable Eco-Substitutes for Polyamides

The current leading polyamide (PA) markets are historically grown from benzene, and therefore dominated by fossil-based plastic grades at matured low cost. The typical durability of PA results in full non-(bio)degradability. Greening these PA applications is not easy, unless new substitutes are developed that have stronger and more local bio-roots, and can be better controlled in their degradation pattern. The TESPA project aims to find such novel PA substitutes by developing new grades up to pilot scale, identifying their unique set of functionalities, and match them with target applications in the markets of fibers, yarns, filaments, engineering plastics, coatings and inks/adhesives.

Project Details
Project type: O&O
Approved on: 13/12/2017
Duration: 31/01/2018 – 31/01/2020
Total budget: €1.236.366
Subsidy: €642.631
Project Partners

Questions about this project? Please contact catalyst Stef Koelewijn (skoelewijn@catalisti.be).