SINTEF Industry Materials and Nanotechnology
RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Nanotechnology and advanced materials will have a significant impact on solving the grand challenges of our global society and create new business opportunities for existing and new industries. SINTEF has the capability to assist your organization in developing new or improved products with strong competence within structural and functional materials and multi material combinations. Through combination with other relevant competencies in SINTEF we contribute to the development of sustainable value chains in context of a circular economy.
We can test and characterise a wide range of different materials in our laboratories. Materials and components are bent, tensioned and compressed, and go through fracture- and fatigue tests.
We offer laboratory and field testing services in addition to contract research and development. Our laboratories are equipped with modern instruments for coating testing and characterization. Additionally, we have access to a wide range of advanced methods and equipment for coating and surface characterization within the SINTEF group.
Tribology is the multidisciplinary science on wear, friction and lubrication of interacting surfaces in relative motion. Research in tribology is often highly dependent on the final application. The mission of the Tribology Lab at SINTEF/NTNU is to adapt our knowledge and equipment to our clients’ needs.
COMET - Conversion between Magnetic, Electric, and Thermal energies in phase-transforming materials
This project aims to develop a radically new technology for harvesting low-temperature heat. Such heat is available in huge amounts from renewable sources (e.g. geothermal and solar) as well as in many industrial and domestic processes.
OPTIMALS – Optimal design and production of lightweight and high-performance aluminium-steel structural components
The main goal of the OPTIMALS project is to enable multi-material solutions for high-performance aluminium-steel structural components with a total reduction of weight and manufacturing cost.
PlastiCircle - Improvement of the plastic packaging waste chain from a circular economy approach
PlastiCircle aims to develop and implement a holistic process to increase recycling rates of packaging waste in Europe. This will allow to reprocess plastic waste in the same value chain. This process is based on collection, transport, sorting, and valorization in value-added products.
How the tide turned on plastic
It wasn’t until World War II that plastic products began to be mass-produced as they are today. The war accelerated the need for new technologies, and plastics came to revolutionise the way we live – providing us with durable, mass-produced and inexpensive commodities. They promised men of the 1950s a vision of the future, and their housewives an easier life. And plastics more than fulfilled their promise. Plastic products have been so successful that we are now literally swimming in them.
SFI Manufacturing newsletter 3
The 30th and 31st of October we've had the SFI Manufacturing autumn workshop in Nordfjord, with Brødrene Aa as host organization. Prior to this workshop, we published the third SFI newsletter, which focused on the research area Multi-Material Products and Processes.