K-project PolyComp

Project description

The major objective of K-project, which is funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, is to generate a competence field in functional polymer-based composites for applications in electrical engineering. The intention of the project is to develop new materials, characterization and testing methods as well as production processes with innovative potential in this particular field. An important characteristic of the research is the combination of chemistry, material science and engineering, with engineering both in the fields of polymer engineering and electrical engineering. 

Research within the PolyComp project is focused on: 

  • Components for high voltage insulation with high thermal conductivity
  • Stress gradings based on semiconducting composites of silicon carbide microspheres and epoxy resins
  • Advanced resins for electrical engineering applications
  • Functional adhesives with high temperature and chemical resistance for ultrahigh voltage applications
  • Interfacial adhesion in printed boards
  • Smart functionalization of inorganic particles and altemative curing techniques for composites

 Partners: Polymer Competence Center Leoben, Andritz-Hydro (Austria), Isovolta (Austria), Siemens Transformers (Austria), AT&S AG (Austria), ESK Ceramics (Germany), Atotech (Germany), Exel Composites (Germany), Wacker Chemie AG (Germany), MU Leoben, TU Graz, TU Wien, TU Delft

Roman Kochetov

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