The Compofoam project consists of the research and technological development of low density and high abrasion resistance expandable thermoplastic elastomer compounds. The proposed solution requires the development of a TPU and SEBS compounds processing methodology, modified through the incorporation of expanding agents, fillers and additives for the production of broad spectrum products, namely shoe soles and o-rings.
It is, thus, intended to develop innovative low density compounds, at a competitive cost and with good mechanical properties, contrasting with the products available in the market. The project also involves testing and validation tests of compounds as well as of prototypes produced on a pilot scale.
To carry out this project, a consortium was set up with complementary experience and skills, namely the leading company Componit and the Pólo de Inovação em Engenharia de Polímeros [PIEP, Polymer Engineering Innovation Centre]. Finally, this project will also contribute to the expansion of Componit's product portfolio, which will promote its positioning in the market.