The project will produce long and short fiber-reinforced composites for high temperature and fireproof applications, aiming at exhaust pipe applications and fireproof insulating panels. These fiber-reinforced composites will have fire performance comparable to ceramic materials, but with lightness and ease of production typical of polymeric composites.
The project will produce two sustainable macro-types of heat-resistant materials (also promoting their recycling):
- fireproof composites reinforced with basalt fiber (recyclable, fireproof and thermal-insulating panels);
- composites reinforced with long or short carbon fibers (virgin/recycled) with a nano-structured refractory matrix (for thermal barriers with working temperatures up to 800 °C)