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EIROS

Advanced Ice and Erosion Resistant Composites

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EIROS (Erosion and Ice Resistance cOmposite for Severe operating conditions) is a three-year Horizon 2020 project which commenced on the 1st March 2016. This project was funded from NMP19-2015 “Materials for severe operating conditions, including added-value functionalities”.

EIROS will develop a high performance self-healing composite material by incorporating innovative multi-functional nanoparticles into the composite matrix. These novel additives will enhance the mechanical properties of the composite materials and will give increased erosion resistance and introduce self-renewing anti-icing characteristics on the surface for operation in extreme environments. This advancement beyond the current state-of-the-art will give operating cost/efficiency and performance benefits to EU manufacturers in the high value wind turbine, aerospace and cryogenic storage industries; these industries combined provide around 650,000 jobs for EU citizens and are strategically important, high value, growth markets for the EU economy.

  • Wind Energy Sector – 5% efficiency improvement in cold climates (20% of EU capacity).
  • Aerospace – enhance active de-ice systems, saving time and cost (up to €10 Mn per annum).
  • Space Launch Vehicles – saving up to €2.5Mn per launch for small launch vehicles.
  • Automotive – saving 7% weight, equivalent to 3.4 million barrels of crude if fitted to all vehicles.

IOM will provide comprehensive risk management to the project through our expertise in nanoparticle hazard and exposure assessment to ensure the safe and responsible development of advanced materials.

For further information on EIROS, visit the project website or contact us.

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