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Epoxy resin filled with organic-inorganic filler, based on agricultural waste, decreases friction and increases wear resistance by 75% is offered under licence agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
CZECHIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOCZ20181122001
Published
22/11/2018
Last update
02/12/2019
Expiration date
30/11/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Materials, components and systems for construction
Adhesives
Building materials
Composite materials
Biobased materials
Coatings and adhesives manufactures
Speciality/performance materials: producers and fabricators
Construction of residential and non-residential buildings
Floor and wall covering
Other building completion and finishing
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Summary

Summary: 
Czech university developed natural organic- inorganic filler at a low volume of 1.0 phr (parts per 100 parts of resin) that, when integrated in epoxy resin, can decrease coefficient of friction by 10 % and increase the wear resistance of a filled epoxy resin up to 75 %. The university would like to cooperate with a manufacturer of leveling materials, cements, polymer concrete compositions based on licence agreement.

Description

Description: 

Technologies comparable with the invention, dealing with the issue of abrasion resistance, do not use waste-based fillers that can bring optimal and specific quality of polymer composites. Due to organic-inorganic composition of the used filler, an interfacial adhesion is very good.

Natural organic-inorganic filler at low volume of 1.0 phr integrated in epoxy resin that has been developed by a Czech university can decrease coefficient of friction by 10 % and increase wear resistance of a filled epoxy resin by 75 %.

When compared to unfilled epoxy resin, the hardness of the filled one remains almost unchanged, this is positive in terms of mechanical parameters. The modulus of elasticity of a filled epoxy resin is reduced and the materials┬┤ toughness is increased. The presence of the filler does not increase the water absorption in epoxy resin matrix.

The main potential of the filled resin lies in the preparation of leveling materials, cements, polymer concrete composition, cast floors and surface finishing materials with high abrasion resistance or other products based on epoxy resin.

The university would like to cooperate with a manufacturer of leveling materials, cements and/or polymer concrete compositions. License agreement is sought. The content of the licensing agreement will be know-how how to manufacture the filled resin.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- Organic- inorganic filler based on agricultural by-product - Environmental character of the filler - Low price of the filler - Use of organic-inorganic natural, waste-based fillers with specific chemical compositions

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Field tested/evaluated

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The university would like to cooperate with a manufacturer of leveling materials, cements, polymer concrete compositions based on license agreement.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
University